"If I was marooned on a deserted island and could only have one herb, I would choose turmeric." This was the statement made by my world herbalism instructor, a reknowned herbal expert, author and Ayurvedic practitioner. It is no small wonder since this true gift of nature contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant extensively researched for its anti-inflammatory action and beneficial effects on human health. In Ayurveda, turmeric is considered a major blood cleanser, liver-detox herb, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. It is believed to have general joint-rebuilding capability. A powerhouse herb all the way around.