Turmeric is a versatile plant. Mostly known for use in curry. I was introduced to turmeric a few years ago by my mother. She started using it in her cooking. It would tint her jasmine rice such a rich color. It has a warm and mild bitter taste, and blended well with other spices and herbs. It quickly became one of my mostly used spices. One of my favorite uses is mixing the spice in my body lotion when I wanted a nice subtle glow. I also make tea with it when I have a headache or cramps. I did my research on it and learned there are so many other uses for this plant. It's a must have spice in my pantry.