Turmeric is one of the spices and native medicine from the Southeast Asia region. This plant then spreads to Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and even Africa. Almost every Indonesian and Indian as well as Asian nations generally consume these herbs, either as a complement to cooking ingredients, herbs or to maintain health and beauty.
Turmeric is a spice commonly used in cooking in Asian countries. Turmeric is often used as a spice in a kind of curry, and is also used to give yellow color to the dish, or as a preservative. Pharmaceutical products made from turmeric, are able to compete with various patent medicines, for example for joint inflammation (arthritis-rheumatoid) or osteo-arthritis with active ingredients of declofenac sodium, pyroxicam, and phenyl butason at relatively expensive prices or in vitamin-plus food supplements. capsule form.