The medicinal qualities (particularly curcumin) have become increasingly well known. It has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral properties as well as rich in immune-boosting mineral, magnesium. It acts as a gentle uterotonic which helps get the uterus back to pre-pregnancy size. It has mood-boosting qualities including balancing hormones and dopamine. It’s also a bit of a blood thinner in higher doses so it should be consumed in food and in moderation. It has a short lifespan in the body so it’s better to add it in small amounts throughout the day. It has a gorgeous, deep golden color and is excellent at staining everything in its reach!