Feel free to call it the golden spice. Turmeric deserves this name not only because of its yellow color, but also because of its amazing health benefits that offers. Turmeric is the most known culinary spice which spans cultures. The turmeric is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and it turns American mustard yellow.
Despite its great use in cooking, turmeric has amazed scientists for really long time in terms of its medical uses. Turmeric is a tropical plant which belongs to the family Zingiberaceae. This yellow spice is a native to India and cultivated throughout the tropics around the world.
The legend says that when baby Jesus was born, three wise men from the East went to see him and brought him gifts. They brought him gold, frankincense and myrrh. There are some records that many people believed that gold actually refers to the commonly used spice of the time- turmeric.