Drinking turmeric tea is believed to bring about several benefits. Due to the active ingredient curcumin, turmeric is known to be anti-inflammatory and may help with reducing prominent symptoms of arthritis. It is proven to boost and improve the immune function with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, as well as have beneficial heart health properties. It is also thought to lower the risk of cancer by reducing cell mutations and cancer. Turmeric has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for many digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrom (IBS).