In fact almost all spices have medicinal values and were used to heal and get relief by Indians till allopathic medicines came on the scene.
I agree turmeric is also added as spice to indian food because of its medicinal properties. Allophatic medicines are used for temporary relief but such home remedies and ayurvedic medicines and even homeo medicines treat the cause of the problem and provide a permanent relief.
“A mistake is a crash-course in learning” – Billy Anderson
Recently an elderly patient was suffering from severe constipation. Allopathy doctors prescribed their medicines which did not have the desired effect for nearly a week. Till a chemist suggested to the family to give two tablets of an Ayurvedic preparation and next day the patient was relieved of her constipation. it would be an idea worth considering that allopathy doctors should also be taught something about alternative medicines.