Analgesics – Turmeric

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and unique flavor. It contains the compound curcumin, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissue.

Turmeric can also be used for the treatment of many conditions, including:

  • indigestion
  • ulcers
  • stomach upset
  • psoriasis
  • cancer

Some people with osteoarthritis also turn to turmeric as a natural pain reliever because it helps relieve inflammation.