Tumeric is a perennial plant that grows in parts of Asia, India, and Africa. Parts of the tumeric plant have been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic food and medicine and the US is slowly but surely catching on. Tumeric has been shown to help aid digestion, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol. There is also evidence leading to its probable ability to aid in fighting cancer, lowering the risk of heart disease, and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Tumeric can be attained in several forms, but powder form (as a spice) and pill form (like a vitamin) are probably the easiest ways to incorporate some tumeric into your daily intake. Add tumeric to your rice, curries, stir fries, or even tea for an extra boost or invest in your health and purchase a quality vitamin pill form to ensure you are getting what you need daily.