Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.
It has been used in India for thousands of year as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time... it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties
Turmeric has number of health benefits
Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.
Many Varieties of Turmeric available in markets are adulterated by adding fillers which may not be toxic substances but ingredient nutritional value such as daw dust, rice flour, chalk powder or starch. In some cases, synthetic colour dyes made be used to make it appear bright and yellow along with the fillers. These may include chemicals like metanil yellow colour and lead chromate which are most commonly used. They may be toxic and can have a negetive impact on your health especially if they are being consumed regularly hidden in your turmeric powder.