Turmeric Rhizomes is a powerful anti-oxidant which has shown to be particularly helpful in reducing the "free-radical" damage inflicted on smokers by the carcinogenic chemicals in cigarettes. It inhibits the activity of certain proteins that may trigger the growth of breast tumors; prevents LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidized and damaging arteries. It lowers cholesterol; prevents plaque formation and inhibits the formation of blood clots by inhibiting platelet aggregation. It contains a powerful anti-inflammatory chemical called curcumin that is effective for arthritis symptoms. It aids circulation and improves blood vessel health; stimulates the flow of bile and the breakdown of dietary fats. It has been used to treat liver related disorders, such as jaundice; protects against gallbladder disease; contains substances that help prevent the liver from being damaged by toxic chemicals. Turmeric Rhizomes may help prevent and dissolve gallstones; lessens PMS symptoms by regulating and balancing hormones.