Turmeric, an ancient spice primarily cultivated in India, is used in dried or powdered form and is derived from fingers extended from root. It has tough brown skin and bright orange flesh upon harvest and is boiled or steamed and dried to lend it the characteristic yellow colour. Turmeric has a warm and aromatic flavor with a bitter undertone and is widely used in Middle-Eastern and Asian delicacies as a taste-maker and as a culinary dye.
Turmeric, also known as “Indian Saffron”, acts as beauty aid and is used in cosmetics as it cures pigmentation and maintains pH factor. It acts as a cleanser for human body and helps in purification of blood. With its anti-fungal and anti- bacterial properties,turmeric is used as a component in Ayurvedic medicines, as well as poison antidote.