Turmeric has been part of traditional medicine in India and Asia for thousands of years. Turmeric is a critical ingredient in curry powder, giving it both color and flavor.
It has a key active ingredient named curcumin, which is responsible for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral properties and is a natural cancer fighter.
Dr Alok Mishra of Emory University, Atlanta, USA, says that "According to our new findings, we could say that turmeric is good for oral health.” HPV is a virus that promotes the development of cervical and oral cancer. There is no cure, but curcumin may offer a means of future control. Curcumin – appears to have a quelling effect on the activity of human papillomavirus (HPV), reported Science 2.0.