Turmeric, Curcuma longa, stimulates digestion and aids assimilation. It is a very good liver and gallbladder remedy. It aids liver function and helps dissolve and prevent gallstones. Its potent ability to reduce inflammation and ease chronic pain makes it useful for treating arthritis and a number of chronic inflammatory disorders. It's one of the few anti-inflammatories that cross the blood-brain barrier, and studies show it's effective for inflammation-induced depression.
Overuse in constitutionally hot/dry individuals can cause nervous agitation.
This can be taken as a decoction, tincture, powder, or capsule.