As you might already know, turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers in treating inflammation and many other ailments. The most active component in turmeric is curcumin. This compound gives turmeric its yellow-orange color and is full of powerful antioxidants which are known to fight cancer-causing free radicals. Turmeric provides a wide variety of health benefits:

* relieves arthritis pain and stiffness
* improves digestion of fats and protein
* maintains and improves intestinal flora
*improves elimination of wastes and toxins
* purifies your blood and stimulates formation of new blood tissue.
* aids in fat metabolism 

Turmeric is also an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.