Turmeric is a medicinal root and spice known for undeniable healing properties. Turmeric plays an essential role in Ayurved; ithas been used for thousands of years to subdue inflammation. According to modern scientists, turmeric possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2009 compared the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, with ibuprofen for pain relief in 107 people with knee osteoarthritis. The curcumin eased pain and improved function about as well as the ibuprofen.