• Turmeric

    This herb has occupied the shelves of every Indian kitchen since 6000 years and is considered as king of kitchen. It is used daily in cooking. Apart from cooking it is also used as beauty aid and as a dye. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) belongs to Zingiberacae family and is a perennial plant that grows 3 to 5 feet high in the tropical regions. In India it is grown al lover but specially in Bengal, Bombay and in Tamilnadu. In Hindi turmeric is known as haldi. The rhizomes or roots of this plant are used as medicine and for other purposes. The rhizomes are boiled, dried and then powdered. This powder is used for all purposes. The active chemical component of turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin is a…