Turmeric is a quintessential Indian spice. It is closely related to two other Indian plants, ginger, and cardamom.
Turmeric is used in Indian cooking to provide a pleasant spice and earthiness, and it also gives Indian dishes that classic Indian color. Turmeric is highly prized in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Read about turmeric, or peruse our many recipes featuring this healthy root, such as Turmeric pickle.