Spoiler alert: no.
The inspiration behind this week’s podcast was an article boasting 600 reasons why turmeric may be the worlds most important herb. (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/600-reasons-turmeric-may-be-worlds-most-important-herb)
Sounds impressive, though none of those 600 reasons were compelling enough for turmeric to feature in the list of the top 15 most powerful herbs (https://themysteriousworld.com/top-15-most-powerful-medicinal-plants) Notably, the #1 herb appears to “prevent against bacterial affections”. It’s almost like these kinds of articles rely on subjective opinion, conjecture and delightful typographical errors.
None of that here!
This week on Jeremy’s Iron we take to the scientific journals to see what hard evidence there is for magical healing properties of curcurmin (the active ingredient in turmeric).