Scientific name: Curcuma longa

Family: Zingiberaceae

Origin: SE India

Medicinal use: Used as a treatment to treat medical problems. Its use has been recommended by many recognized doctors. One of the claims is that drinking turmeric tea helps reduce stress and calm the mind. Turmeric can help relieve pain from the inflammatory effects of osteoarthritis and can be important for gut health as it can ease abdominal symptoms caused by acid reflux.