This doesn't help you with your question of how to use it, but there's some interesting research which you are probably familiar with regarding the health benefits of Curry.
"Among the health benefits of curry is that of reducing inflammation of the joints. In fact, recent research shows that turmeric helped to prevent the swelling of joints in rats that had arthritis. And itís not only arthritis that it may be helpful for. Other studies suggest that this powerful spice may also help protect us against cancer, heart disease and even Alzheimerís disease."http://www.indepthinfo.com/curry/health-benefits.shtml