Which health conditions can turmeric help relieve? Turmeric is a well-known spice with a vast role as a natural health remedy for many conditions. This spice naturally reduces swelling and discomfort in joints and muscles. Any conditions involving inflamed tissues can benefit from turmeric including hay fever and bowel conditions. There is also an increased evidence base supporting the role of turmeric in the improving cognitive/brain function and mental health conditions such as low mood.