Of all the plants, turmeric ranks with garlic, ginger and cayenne as offering some of the strongest health benefits. Many have found this bitter-peppery herb a better treatment for their osteoarthritis than prescribed drugs. Due to the high concentration of a COX-2 inhibitor, known as curcumin in spice.
Turmeric is an essential ingredient in many spice blends under the generic name "curry." It's also used as a colorant for commercial brands mustard.
A good way to start incorporating turmeric into dishes is to use it to spice up turkey, rice, vegetables, soups or salad dressings. Or search the web for indian dishes with turmeric and explore the many possibilities at your finger tips.
Another way to incorporate turmeric into your diet is to supplement by making your own capsules. It's fun, it's easy and more importantly, you control the ingredients.