Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Ground Turmeric Root has a golden-yellow color and a pungent, earthy distinctive aroma. Its flavour resembles both ginger and pepper. Indispensable in curry powders and East Indian cooking, turmeric is also used in prepared mustards and pickles, dressings, eggs and rice dishes.
Safety Info: Turmeric is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. It might promote a menstrual period or stimulate the uterus, putting the pregnancy at risk. Taking high amounts of turmeric might prevent the absorption of iron. Turmeric should be used with caution in people with iron deficiency.