It’s medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5,600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.
Grate the fresh rhizome (root) into your cooking, or use organic ground turmeric, or make a turmeric paste or oil; u can take it as jamu (a drink with lemon and water), or take the capsules or a herbal tincture. I pop a small piece into my smoothies most days. (See my website for recipes)
Turmeric was proven to be as effective as 14 different drugs, among them are the anti-inflammatories – aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac, dexamethasone, celecoxib, and tamoxifen.