The antioxidant properties of turmeric reduce the damage free radicals have in the body and alleviate inflammation (University of Maryland’ Medical Center).

This is huge because chronic, low-level inflammation is known to play a role in almost every chronic disease. Add turmeric to your diet to help with:
Joint Pain
Studies at the University of Arizona have suggested that adding turmeric to the diets of lab rats significantly reduced the symptoms of those suffering with rheumatoid arthritis. This is great news for people suffering with joint pain, as it works rapidly.
Brain Diseases
UCLA doctors found that turmeric can block the enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer. Increasing turmeric in the diet may be effective in delaying and possibly reversing many brain-related diseases, as well as improving memory and brain function.

Heart Disease
Over time, turmeric improves the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels — the major driver of heart disease. It regulates blood pressure, blood clotting and other factors in the optimal functioning of the body.

The Government Medical College in India found that when it comes to treating depression, turmeric produces anti-depressant effects in the brain, raising the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain that are known to cause depression.