Turmeric is a spice commonly used in curries and other South Asian cooking and is a member of the ginger family. Its active ingredient is curcumin. It is a significant ingredient in most curry powders. Turmeric is also used to give a yellow color to some prepared mustards, canned chicken broth, and other foods.
In traditional medicine, turmeric is thought to have many healthful properties. It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problems and other ailments. It is popular served as a tea in Okinawa, Japan. It is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer and liver disorders.
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