There could be something about turmeric that’s beneficial, but it’s not curcumin, she says. Plus, if turmeric is cooked as part of a meal, she says, it’s added alongside other foods, and heated up, so its chemical components change.
“There might be something else in turmeric worth looking at, but not curcumin, and it might not be one thing. It might need to be chemically modified or added to something to be beneficial.”
She says consuming lots of turmeric isn’t harmful, but she wouldn’t advise using it as self-medication.
Correlation vs causation
Chilli and turmeric have been widely studied, but