4. Reduces Inflammation
However, turmeric is much safer than these drugs and has nearly no side-effects.
Turmeric can even treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease as well as inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (9).
5. Cancer Prevention
Turmeric has the ability to kill cancer cells and stop the progression of precancerous cells into cancerous cells.
It’s particularly powerful against breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells (10).
Turmeric is also given as a complementary medicine for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. More studies are currently underway to determine how turmeric works and how to use it in cancer treatment.