4. Ginger. In some recipes, you can use fresh ginger as an alternative to fresh turmeric root and dried ginger as a substitute for turmeric powder. This is particularly the case if a recipe uses turmeric for its health benefits rather than its flavor or color.What benefits can I get from turmeric?
Most available research shows that taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, reduces depression symptoms in people already using an antidepressant. High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia). Turmeric seems to lower levels of blood fats called triglycerides.