Turmeric is a magical spice whose health benefits surpass just a tasty curry dinner. 

With no side effects, turmeric has been proven more effective than most medications in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions and diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and certain cancers (of the colon, mammary, prostate, liver, esophagus and mouth). 

Turmeric is used in the battle against Alzheimer's disease to block the formation of plaque, which leads to the degeneration of brain function. In arthritis and cancer patients, turmeric offers more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds to alleviate swelling, pain and other symptoms. 

What are the best ways to get your daily dose of turmeric? 

Try turmeric tea, turmeric supplements (available at most grocery and health food stores) and use turmeric spice in your favorite dishes. 

Here are some recipes to help you get started! 

Read more about the benefits of turmeric here

 

Primary Care & Hospitalist