Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family. It is commonly used in Asia food. Turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm bitter taste and is frequently used to flavour or colour curry powder, mustards, butter, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colour chemical called Curcumin, which is often used to colour foods and cosmetics.

Turmeric is commonly used for conditions involving pain and inflammation. It is also used for hay fever, depression, high cholesterol, a type of liver disease, and itching.