Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 70: One Must-Have Healthy Spice/Herb in the Kitchen: Turmeric (continued)

KEY POINTS It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic properties. Human studies show that it is effective in ulcerative colitis. Preclinical data indicate its potential benefit in the treatment and prevention of cancer. Turmeric, derived from the plant C longa, is a golden yellow spice that has been used in Indian and Chinese cultures since ancient times. Because of its numerous diverse clinical uses with no known adverse effects,1 it has been labeled by many as the “spice of life.” It suppresses H pylori and protects…