Photo of turmeric in its powder and raw form (http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/)


  • Powerful Anti-inflammatory by lowering the levels of specific enzymes responsible
  • Reduces blood clot formation and platelet clumping, preventing heart attack and stroke
  • Increase the chances of people with ulcerative colitis staying in remission.
  • Kills bacteria and viruses
  • (Ehrlich, 2014)


  • Powder kept in capsules
  • Turmeric Extract (liquid form)
  • Raw or dried root


  • People who have existing gallstones, an obstruction of bile passages, or diabetes should consult a doctor before using
  •  Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use turmeric
  • If using blood-thinning medication, turmeric should not be taken

Active Ingredient:

The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant and is also responsible for the anti-inflammatory and blood clot prevention behaviors of turmeric.  The antioxidant properties of curcumin are being found to prevent several types of cancer by protecting cells from damage.

Additional Information:

Turmeric is commonly used in cooking, especially Indian Cuisine and gives curry its yellow color and flavor.  In addition, it is also used to color mustard, butter, and cheese.