Turmeric is essential to curry powder, is a member of the ginger family. It has a light, musky flavor along with a brilliant golden-orange color for which it is famous throughout the world. Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in many, Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes. Ancient Indian medicine, Ayurveda has recommended its use in food for its medicinal value, much of which is now being researched in the modern day. Turmeric have been investigated in preliminary research for their potential effects on diseases, such as cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and other clinical disorders. Add turmeric powder to your favorite soup and sauces and get the benefit of eating healthy.