So why is turmeric good for the skin?
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic that derives most of its health benefits from curcumin (by the way, cumin is another spice that people use in food). Curcumin is a bioactive component that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. For these two benefits alone, this is probably why people recommend turmeric to help fight against the coronavirus.
Apart from that, turmeric helps with pain and inflammation, depression, high cholesterol, itching, thinking and memory skills, inflammatory bowel disease, and stress. Side note: did you know that stress underlies most diseases? That's a topic for another day… but I just wanted to throw that out there!