Turmeric also called Curcuma longa Tumeric or Curcumin is primarily a spice product made from the root of the Curcuma longa plant by drying and grinding into a powder. The plant is similar to Ginger, in that it grows large lengthy tuberous branched rhizome roots under ground. The Turmeric plant sprouts a beautiful yellow flower with red and green speckled petals. The wonderful aroma of the plant is slightly woody and is used to make perfume; pure raw Turmeric has a warm bitter taste.Turmeric Powder is used to make spices such as curry powder, dyes, mustard, flavouring and medicinal products. A Turmeric Tea may also be made from the leaves of the Curcuma longa plant, along with a variety of delectable sumptuous recipes. Turmeric is rumored to have been used by Indian’s some 2000 years ago for its medicinal properties and bright colored yellow dye.However, its origins pales in comparison to its wide spread uses and applications today. Jamaican’s combine Turmeric Powder with Pimento, Pepper and other spices to make a superb Curry Powder used to season Chicken, Mutton, Goat, Fish, Cow Foot and Even Crab (YES!!! curry sea and land Crab). The health benefits of Turmeric products cannot be under rscored enough; so much that it is being studied in cure of several cancers and auto-immune deseases. This wonder plant is grown all over the world, but is more suited for tropical climates. There are several commercial benefits of growing Turmeric that stems from its many derivatives and rejuvenative roots to produce new crops year after year.