Turmeric, which belongs to the ginger family, is predominantly found in tropical South Asia and is known for its slightly bitter, peppery flavour.It is a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine and is also used as a dye. Turmeric or manjal in Tamil has a host of health properties…

 Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent, which is why it is excellent to apply on cuts, burns and wounds.Down with a cold? Mix some turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and have it at night.

Experts say it is a natural liver detoxifier and painkiller.Some studies have shown that it is also known to prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Trying to lose weight? It is known to boost metabolism.
Certain inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis can be treated using turmeric.