Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Turmerones found in turmeric can help to decrease level of corticosterone in blood. Corticosterone is a steroid; reducing it can help to fight stress, alleviate chronic inflammation, and even provide antidepressant effects.