Came across good sites that promote the benefits of Turmeric - search for Golden Milk. American sites mostly, but as always with such sites, comes with no scientific proof only apocryphal stories.
Like others on this site I have spent much time reading medical and non-medical reports. It is from my findings that non-medical make the most exaggerated and non proven claims.
Having said all that, and I can only speak for myself, I take a spoonful of my own developed Turmeric mixture each night in a small cup of Almond or Hemp Milk (available in most Supermarkets my local Tesco has it), or any non dairy. Though males are advised to steer away from Soya. But that's a different story.
My research into anti-inflammatory herbs and spices has led me to creating my own version. Totally nonscientific and I make no claims, but it seems to work for me - but so do placebos work for most people and that is a scientific fact. I take it to try and help my Asthma and from years of running and playing sport at a competitive level -arthritis of the toes.
Like in my cooking I use approx measures and have found it seems to work.
Two heaped tablespoons of Turmeric in a pan. Buy from Indian wholesale, cheap as chips.
Lots of ground black pepper
Half teaspoon of Ground Cumin, Ground Cloves, Ground Cinnamon. Research shows all these to be anti-inflammatory.
Grated piece of root ginger about 1/2"
Mix in a pan with enough water to make a runny paste.
Slowly bring to the boil and gently boil until a thicker consistency that sort of sticks to a spoon (told you its non scientific and Mary Berry would have an apoplectic fit).
Then crucially add some fine oil, Coconut oil has been mentioned, I use Olive oil or ground nut oil. remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in sealed jar in fridge, seems to keep for a couple of weeks.
Two crucial things from my research. Turmeric is fat soluble, that's why most capsules on their own are useless, it also needs pepper to aid absorption.
Before bed with two Garlic capsules (also anti-inflammatory and ant-bacterial, good for heart blood and best contraceptive known to man). Mix a teaspoon of the above with a couple of tablespoons of the non dairy milk. Swallow as best you can.
Looks like sxxt, tastes not much better than what I can only imagine sxxt tastes like. But something that looks so horrible and tastes not much better must be doing you good.
Does it work. My joints are much better when taking. If I stop taking it for a few days I find my Hallux (big toe's starts to give pain). Start taking it again, swelling and pain subside to just background noise. Chest and breathing also feel much better.
Make your own minds up.