Turmeric powder is one of the most significant colouring materials of India. It is used to give golden colour to foods such as curries, mustards, mayonnaise, pickles, and sauces. Sometimes substituted for Saffron.
- Its colour also serves as a chemical indicator since it changes its colour on adding acids or alkalis
- Turmeric is a mild aromatic stimulant seldom used in medicine. The main organs that turmeric treats are the skin, heart, liver and lungs