Turmeric is a tropical plant in the same family as ginger. Turmeric is grown from rhizomes, fleshy root - like structures. Not a dainty plant, turmeric has large green leaves and grows 3 or more feet tall. As the plant matures each stem sends up a spike of greenish - white and occasionally pink flowers. Like ginger, turmeric thrives in warm, humid conditions and well - drained, neutral soil.
A spicy powder derived from grinding the dried rhiome of the Turmeric herb. This herb has often spiced foods and treated wounds, tumors and inflammation.