Bronchial asthma is a chronic respiratory condition which effects millions of Americans across the country and is marked by such signs and symptoms as difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing, particularly during an attack. This disease effects people of all ages and is the number one reason for pediatric visits to the emergency room. And it is considered to be an inflammatory condition. This is why researchers wanted to study how turmeric — whose active ingredient, curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties — could possibly help ameliorate the symptoms of bronchial asthma and allow asthmatics more natural options for treating their condition and for leading a more normal life. Read on to find out more about what they discovered.