Turmeric is one of the main spices in Indian Cooking. Botanical name of Turmeric is Curcuma longa. Turmeric is used in cosmetics as it helps to increase skin elasticity and lighten skin colour. Turmeric pacify kapha and vata dosha. Its used in cough, digestive disorders and also used as blood purifier and anticancer agent.
Turmeric is the main ingredient of Haridrakhandam a medicinal powder used for various skin disorders and allergies.