I have arthritis in my feet and ankles and right hand. Just avoiding dairy helped, but tumeric has been amazing! I also have asthma, and lately have been wondering if it's maybe copd? I sometimes don't feel I get all the air out, like with humidity (which has been increasing here like never before!) My asthma is better when I avoid processed foods, oils, sugar, but I think it could be better. I will try alma! I've heard such good things about it from SearchIf this is an average tea spoon,- i take a whole spoon of turmetic powder and a half spoon (or a little less) of ground plack pepper. Sometimes i add a whole spoon of amla powder. This "magic potion" is the only thing that is keeping my COPD under control. I agree with you,- it must reduce any possible inflammation. I remember talking to you about this matter one day, but i don't remember, for what reason you're taking this mix.