It is not surprising that in the ancient times human beings used natural food to cure illnesses and benefit their health.
Most of the pharmaceutical companies also base their researches on analyzing natural remedies and then creating the artificial lab made medicines in a higher dosage based on what is found in nature.
There's also a debate that natural remedies would get absorbed by the body better as the body is more used to synthesizing naturally organically made materials and ingredients.
The more I learn about ayurveda knowledge I realize how much they knew about the food grown around us, all the herbs, roots, fruits,… that has been around for ages. They had an in-depth knowledge of the benefits of each naturally grown food & then use them when needed or used them regularly to prevent certain illnesses.
As you might have noticed turmeric is now very popular in North America even though it has been around for centuries and used in many ancient remedies as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, mood boosting and many other things.
The more I research about Turmeric the more i realize how golden it is. I found the following articles that gives us more reason why we should actively incorporate it into our daily diet.
A Review on Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Activity of Curcumin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022204/
Antiviral potential of curcumin (one of the ingredients in Turmeric): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1756464617307399
Antiviral potential of curcumin: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322069930_Antiviral_potential_of_curcumin
How turmeric fights these 7 serious viral infections: https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/how-turmeric-fights-these-7-serious-viral-infections
Turmeric spices up virus study: New research shows curcumin stops virus cells: https://phys.org/news/2012-08-turmeric-spices-virus-curcumin-cells.html