Turmeric has been used for centuries as a traditional treatment for inflammatory conditions, and now science is catching up with practice, as the mechanisms underlying its many actions are explored.
The active component of turmeric, Curcumin, has been shown to have a wide range of
useful actions in the body. It reduces inflammation by reducing the activity of COX-
A note of caution, however; supplements and herbs should not be taken with chemotherapy without proper qualified advice.