Turmeric is a spice native to southern Asia and belongs to the ginger family. It requires 20 – 30 degree celsius of temperature and a considerable amount of rainfall. It comes from the root of curcuma longa, a green plant of ginger family. It is ginger shaped with fingers, having a brown skin and orange flesh. There are approximately 30 varieties of turmeric and famous among them are local haldi, china scented, thodopuza, red streaked and alleppy. It is majorly used in cooking and as a medicinal content.
The following are the benefits of turmeric that are known from a long time :
1. Immunity Booster
When a spoon of turmeric taken daily with luke warm milk, it reduces a chance to catch flu.