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(tŭr'mĕr-ik), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation tumeric.
1. Curcuma.
2. A spice prepared from the dried rhizome of Curcuma domestica, used in herbal medicine for promotion of wound healing.
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A culinary and medicinal plant native to India, which contains curcumin and volatile oil.
Chinese medicine
Turmeric is used internally in Chinese medicine for shoulder and postpartum pain, menstrual dysfunction and skin infections. 

Herbal medicine
Turmeric is analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, carminative and cholegogic, and has been used for anorexia, arthritis, fever, gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, liver and gallbladder disease and haematologic complaints, as well as ocular, dermal and other infections.
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1 Tumeric. Derived from the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family, turmeric is perhaps the most celebrated spice in the scientific community for its health benefits.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, tumeric can be used for indigestion (dyspepsia or upset stomach), ulcerative colitis, heart disease (keeps the LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, from building up in the blood vessels), bacterial and viral infections, and uveitis (inflammation of the iris).
1 TUMERIC is the soul of countless curries and it is great for digestion.
In a small skillet, toast the paprika, garam masala, cumin, coriander and tumeric over a low heat.
Also on the table was a 'poulet rouge' or chicken marinated in yoghurt and red spices, grilled and served in a creamy sauce, a dal makhani or slow cooked black lentils with tomato and cream in lots of butter, a special version of matter paneer or cottage cheese with peas and a Crevettes Assadh or tiger prawns simmered in a mild coconut curry with green mangoes, tumeric, chillies and ginger.
Bombay Spice is an intoxicating and slightly sweet blend of paprika, onion, tumeric, garlic, and annatto.
Let us go back to planting cotton, maguey, ramie, abaca, indigo, tumeric and other raw materials for weaving and dyeing our fibers.
Curried three bean stew Serves 5 250g kidney beans, tinned 250g black eyed beans, tinned 250g butter beans, tinned 2 tbsp creme fresh 2 large red onion, sliced 2 green chilli, sliced (optional) 2 tsps garam masala 1/4 tsp tumeric 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 cup of frozen peas 1 large carrot, diced 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp grated ginger 1 fresh tomato, chopped 200g tinned tomatoes 2 tbsp sweet mango chutney 600ml vegetable stock Handful fresh coriander, chopped Salt to taste 2 tbsp cooking oil Method Pour the cooking oil in a large saucepan and heat over a medium flame.
A lit diya within a puja tray, and a teeka of sindoor and tumeric was used to welcome me.
Add the garlic, ginger, cumin and tumeric, and fry, stirring, for 2 mins until fragrant.
In case you want to recreate it, it is a slow cooked number which consists of ginger, garlic, yoghurt, tumeric, chilli powder and garam masala powder.