Actually Turmeric is a anti-inflammatory substance it will actually make the immune system less likely to attack the virus and turmeric does not have any Anti-viral properties it works upon certain receptors that control cellular metabolism and cellular communication along with being a antioxidant however this does not mean it has any anti-viral properties, this is a article about turmeric and its active chemicals(https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5664031/). Also black pepper seems to increase the effectiveness of Turmeric by 2000% however it will still not effect viruses, it is a good antioxidant however it is not so good for fighting viruses as it actually makes the immune system not attack the virus as a anti-inflammatory. Now if you were talking about a anti-aging or anti-cancer treatment as a antioxidant it actually does do that as this will actually prevent genetic damage.
Could Tumeric as an antimicrobial, slow down an infection, giving the body chance to build up anti bodies against covid-19 for example????.
From the link I posted above, tumeric has been shown to be effective against many different types of bacteria. and "Plants as a rich source of phytochemicals with different biological activities including antiviral activities are in interest of scientists [59, 60]. It has been demonstrated that curcumin as a plant derivative has a wide range of antiviral activity against different viruses"
Is it worth further discussion.?