This is what it’s known for best. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties work by hindering the release of enzymes that create an inflammatory response. This means that turmeric functions as a natural pain reliever. Studies have shown that it can be as effective as Motrin and Ibuprofen.
Researchers conducted an experiment where they gave a group diagnosed with metabolic syndrome either a placebo pill or one gram of curcumin powder per day for two months. In the end, results showed that the curcumin crowd had a much lower level of inflammation.
Bonus: You can also use turmeric to reduce canker and cold sores. Just mix it with water to make a paste, then apply.