Along with lending curries their trademark yellow color, turmeric is also an intelligent choice for those wishing to improve the symptoms of arthritis. Its medicinal use dates back millenia in India, China and Indonesia.
Several research studies have shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis properties. One such study showed a greater improvement in rheumatoid arthritis from curcumin than a common arthritis drug!
Turmeric is safe, has a mild flavor, and adds beautiful color to foods. Throw it in soups, stir-fries, or vegetable sautes. There’s no reason not to explore the many culinary and medicinal uses for this powerful spice!