Turmeric is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, which is part of the ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae. Its botanical name is Curcuma longa.Turmeric is widely grown both as a kitchen spice and for its medicinal uses.

  • Botanical Name  : Curcuma Longa
  • Family  :  Zingiberaceae
  • Commercial Part  :  Rhizome Or Underground Steam


It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.