Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. it is great for bones and joints because of it's anti-inflammatory properties. it is also a cancer fighting agent, liver detoxifier and kidney cleanser. Plus, it tastes great? I not only make juice (carrot and turmeric juice is awesome) but I use it in lot's of recipes. I've been adding it to my kefir water while it brews and it works great. The ferment extracts all the nutrients from the turmeric and it also turns the water a pretty orange color. I find fresh turmeric at the local health food store (fresh is always best).