Turmeric, one of the main spices used in curry, is also one of the most powerful ancient herbal remedies and for good reason. Research shows that turmeric can help support cognitive function, improve heart wellness, and improve digestive function. It also contains curcumin, a substance with intense anti-inflammatory properties that helps the body fight foreign invaders. Curcumin also has strong antioxidant effects as it neutralizes free radicals on its own, and then stimulates the body's antioxidant enzymes.