Turmeric has a antiseptic qualities. In brilliant yellow color, with
the properties of flavoring agent and a nature beauty aid, it gives
musky flavour and yellow color to curries.
Turmeric an ancient spice of India
is an antioxidant due to the phenolic character of curcumin. It is
stomachic, carminative tonic, blood purifier, vermicide and antiseptic.
It imparts yellow color to Indian curries and is an important ingredient
both for its color as well as for its medicinal properties. Boiled with
warm milk and taken or used as an inhalation from boiling water or as
smoke through pipe, it relieves sore throat and common cold. It is
considered one of the best as it is rich in coloring matter (curcumin).
Institutional clients prefer turmeric with high curcumine content i.e.
above 3.0 percent responsible for imparting yellow color, while for
domestic consumption turmeric with 2.0-3.0 value is preferred.