Turmeric is said to be a very powerful natural healing agent. It is native to India where it has been used as a dye and in cooking. Over the years, the medicinal powers of turmeric have come to light, and now it is said to have many medicinally beneficial properties. First and foremost turmeric is believed to be a superior anti-inflammatory.
Consumers find that it works the way a pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory would but without the associated side effects and synthetic ingredients. It is also an antiseptic and antibacterial substance, so it beneficial to the body in avoiding nasty viruses.
Studies are underway to determine if turmeric has cancer-fighting capabilities, and also to examine its liver detoxifying properties. The great thing about turmeric herbal supplements is that instead of taking it as ingredient in food, it can be taken in tablet or capsules form.