What Is The History Of Turmeric?
This herb has been used in Asia for thousands of years and forms a major part of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Siddha medicine, and Unani.
There are different versions as to the origin of the name turmeric. Certain sources say the name could be of Latin origin, terra merita (which means, meritorious earth).
The name of the genes of the plant, Curcuma, is derived from the Sanskrit term kuṅkuma, which refers to both turmeric and saffron that are being used in India since the ancient times.
Coming to the important question, what is turmeric good for?