Turmeric is an underground stem (rhizome) like ginger. It is mostly used in powder form as spices in curries basically. It has got anti septic and anti carcinogenic properties which has been proved by scientists. You can apply it on wounds and some people do take it for sore throats. Hope this helps.
I guess anything these days will give you cancer. Everyone comes here worried sick about getting cancer from whatever might be in the well water, then they slug down booze and light up cigarettes.
I can do without second hand smoke. That is why I put up a sign.
"Anyone seen smoking will be presumed to be on fire and we will take proper measures to extinguish the fire. Anyone want to see our nice new fire hose?"
Some people are harder to convince than others I guess.
A healthy lifestyle, enough excercise, less red meat and enough greens and fruits, no smoking and moderate drinking - preferably red wine will help to beat cancer. Prevention is better than cure. Cheers!!