Turmeric is a wonder spice. It is a rhizomatous plant of the ginger family and has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat a variety of ailments.
Many studies indicate that that the active ingredient, curcumin could potentially ward off dementia and prevent cancer.
Turmeric is commonly used in Asian food and spice mixes. It is the main ingredient in a number of curries due to its flavour profile and bright yellow colour.