What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is one of the species of genus Curcuma.

Out of total thirty five species present, turmeric or halad (Curcuma longa ) is the most famous member of genus Curcuma. The species is native to tropical regions of South East Asia.

It has been used for thousands of year in India as a spice and healing agent. It has an important role in ancient medicine system – Ayurveda.

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