Turmeric health benefits are backed up by science
Ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, also an author of the book “Medicine Hunter”, explained that turmeric is one of the most effective medicinal plants in the whole world. Furthermore, he said, turmeric is one of the most studied medicinal plants in the history of ethnobotany.
For medical research and studies, the “top dog” so to speak, is the National Institutes of Health PubMed searching system. Their database has around five thousand studies and reports about turmeric and/or curcumin. The studies provided a significant amount of evidence that curcumin are not only good for cooking.