Turmeric is a spice made from the Curcuma longa plant. With a deep yellow-orange colour this spice is partially responsible for the deep orange and yellow colour found in most curries and indian dishes.

Health considerations

Turmeric may help improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Curcumin, the primary medicinal component of turmeric, has been extensively studied for its various health benefits. See: Curcumin.

May be found in

Spice mixes, Indian cuisine, sauces, seasonings, condiments


The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

See: Curcumin.

Alternative Spellings and Names


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