Turmeric Powder The Asian spice Turmeric has been used as an herbal medicine in India and China for thousands of years. It is also added to Indian curry for colour and flavour. Turmeric contains curcumin, which provides antioxidants. Turmeric carries many health benefits; it promotes good blood circulation, improves liver function, maintains cholesterol levels, assists in bone and joint health, aids in digestive system problems, boosts the immune system and many more.