Scientific name: Curcuma longa

Family: Zingiberaceae

Origin: SE India

Medicinal use:Turmeric can substitute for saffron in rice dishes, pasta, vegetables and soups. In addition, it adds flavor to quiches and dried fruit cheeses. In frying and stir-fries, add it at the last minute so that it does not burn. Turmeric, also called Indian saffron or stick, is extracted from the root of the plant of the same name, it has been used since ancient times for various applications That we will see next, but for what turmeric is best known, it is because it is one of the components of curry, precisely the one that gives it its intense yellow-orange color.