Tasty in chicken dishes, it also has anti-inflammitory uses, and is mainly used in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. It is also used as a fake tan in India. Research into the plant has shown possibilities in interfering with the herpes virus and some tumours.
There are no apparent health risks with eating Turmeric, except for large doses causing nausea and diarrhea.
The spice can be taken in tablet form or as added to a meal.