Around 600 B.C turmeric was used as a coloring agent in food. And in medieval Europe, turmeric was known as Indian Saffron.
In India, most households use turmeric to soak fish before cooking. Solutions of turmeric have long been used in the treatment of wounds, eye infections, and the common cold.
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa L.
Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Commercial Part: Rhizome or underground stem