Updated: Apr 16, 2021
Turmeric, pronounced "TER-muh-rihk" according to Oxford Dictionary
Commonly used in Asian foods, turmeric is a spice derived from the turmeric plant. Known as the main spice in curry, turmeric can also be found as the root flavor to mustards, butters and even cheeses.
Turmeric root was historically used medically in traditional Indian medicine systems as well as Eastern Asian and Chinese medicine.
WebMD writes an article about people's common uses involve pain, inflammation, etc. but reminds us that there in no good scientific evidence to support these claims. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-662/turmeric