Turmeric has a long history with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic Medicine. Turmeric has a hypoglycemic effect and can help improve glucose tolerance for people with diabetes.The major component in turmeric is curcumin, a phenolic compound, which can reduce the risk of colon, oral, skin, and intestinal cancer. The antipathogenic and antioxidant properties are derived mainly from curcumin as well.
Potential anticancer activity of turmeric (Curcuma longa).
There is no such thing as a turmeric deficiency because turmeric is not an essential nutrient. The only detriment to not taking turmeric is missing out on its health benefits!