Arthritis : The Curcumin in Turmeric inhibits the breakdown of cartilage and has shown in some studies to be as effective as hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone(bute) in relieving the symptoms of arthritis such as inflammation, swelling and joint stiffness. Even better without the significant side affects of thee drugs.
Cancer Curcumin defends the body against cancer via a number of actions. It detoxifies carcinogens therby preventing the initiation of cancer cells, suppresses the progression of canerous cells by inhibiting there growth and increasing their death and removal
Liver function: Turmeric has a liver protecting action. that it helps prevent and repair liver damage
Gatrointestinal tract: Studies have shown that extracts of turmeric and curcumin inhibit the growth of bacterium associated with both gastric and duodenal ulcer formation and gastric and colon cancers.