Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian and Asian cuisines. It is produced from the dried underground stem, or rhizome, of the Curcuma longa plant, a relative of the ginger plant. Turmeric is bright yellow and gives color to traditional Indian dishes. It is also a common component of several Asian herbal medicines, including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, the herbal medicine of India. There are plenty of health benefits in tumeric and including them in your dishes is a great way to improve and maintain your health.