Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, is very good for us. It fights inflammation, which is at the root of most chronic diseases. You can read about that here
and here, with a recipe
I've been making turmeric tea for us to drink. I make it with fresh turmeric and fresh ginger. It's delicious!
Here is my recipe for turmeric tea:
Turmeric root (about the size of your little finger) chopped fine
Ginger root (same amount as turmeric) chopped fine
Peppercorns (one handful)
1.5 cups water
Simmer about 10 minutes, strain and drink.
Warning: turmeric stains everything so be careful what it comes in contact with.