The spice turmeric has long been used to fight inflammation and may be able to improve endothelial function. Consuming turmeric may also be able to help with multiple myeloma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and treat and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Turmeric may be capable of preventing and treating (possibly by reprogramming cancer cell death) certain types of cancer including colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin, mouth, vulva, and ulcerating breast cancer.

In some cases, as with oxalates in cinnamon, we do need to be aware of who shouldn’t consume curcumin or turmeric such as those who are pregnant or susceptible to kidney stones.

Turmeric may be so beneficial due to its ability to affect multiple pathways simultaneously, but there is not a lot of research funding for it due to barriers to patent natural commodities.

Topic summary contributed by Daniel.

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