Recently I’ve seen a lot of buzz about supplements such as turmeric being beneficial for our immune system. Turmeric from my understanding acts by reducing inflammation in the body. My understanding of the immune system is that the immune system creates an inflammatory response when a pathogen enters the body, this inflammatory response “kills” the pathogen and keeps the body healthy. Somewhere in my thinking I must be wrong because by this logic anti inflammatory drugs would not help the immune system but rather hinder it by decreasing the inflammatory response of the immune system the immune system would have a harder time fighting off these pathogens. So where am I wrong?