It is a golden spice derived from the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant, which belongs to the Zingiberaceae familys, indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.
It is grown and harvested commercially in India, China, and many regions of tropical Southeast Asia. In the Indian Ayurveda system of herbal medicine, turmeric is used in water based, oil based or whole powder.
Curcumin & Polysaccharides are the two active components in turmeric, and it has a proven powerful biological properties.
Ayurvedic medicine, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions and several modern studies has supported the traditional wisdom that turmeric to be useful for chronic inflammation, digestion and improve liver function. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric in more detail as a healing agent.