Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat inflammation -- both inside and out.
A tablespoon of ground turmeric offers 29 calories, nearly a gram of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 6 grams of carbohydrates. It contains minerals such as manganese, phosphorus and potassium. - WebMd.