Turmeric and saffron are the two prominent spices used in South Asian and Middle Eastern dishes including Persians and Indians. Persian saffron and turmeric are very well-known because of their unique quality and taste. For thousands of centuries, curcumin known as turmeric has been used for its healing and medicinal properties. Based on an informative article written by greenmedinfo.com, turmeric is as effective and if not even better than 14 different pharmaceutical drugs in the market.
See some of the scientific studies about the health benefits of turmeric here.