This is the yellowish Indian spice that us Americans know as the reason French's mustard is tangy and yellow.
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family that has been used to support the treatment of Alzheimer's and Crohn's diseases, gynecomastia, prostate cancer and ulcerative colitis.
It's anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are valued because of it's safety record as compared to acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen.
To increase it's bioavailability it should be combined with black pepper extract (piperine).
Try starting with 500 mg increasing until you reach 1,000-3,000 mg per day.
Inflamed Results Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Aug2010, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p26-26, 1/2p, 1 Color Photograph