1. Supports a Healthy Inflammatory Response: In India, turmeric has traditionally been used to support the body’s innate inflammatory response. When working properly, your inflammatory response system is a swift, natural mechanism that’s designed to help your body heal and repair—and then return to normal. When that system’s out of balance, however, it can simmer at a low boil. Turmeric supports your inflammatory response in doing what it does best.

2. It Has Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties: For thousands of years, turmeric has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. For this reason—and because it makes curries taste delicious—this immunity booster has long been part of the daily diet in India.

3. It is Good for Your Joints

4. It is an Antioxidant: Antioxidants like turmeric help to bolster your immunity and fight free radicals. We can all use more of that! Moreover, it can help to balance the nasal passages and respiratory system.

5. It Promotes Healthy Digestion and More According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, this golden botanical helps to support a healthy stomach, digestive system, colon (healthy gut), and liver. It’s also been used to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and circulatory system.