Turmeric (Curcuma longa) or Haldi known in Hindi is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa. Turmeric is native spice to India, which produces the World s 80% of turmeric. . It is a spice which provides flavor and color to most of the curries and dishes. It is also used in the food industry as an edible coloring in mustards, butter, cheese and liqueurs. Traditionally turmeric is used in Indian medicines. It has several medicinal properties like stomachic, carminative, tonic, blood purifier, vermicide and antiseptic. Turmeric has a wide range of therapeutic effects, it is a strong antioxidant which is used to cure the cancer patients. It is also considered as anti-inflammatory agent and thus protects the liver from number of toxic compounds. It also helps in the reduction of platelets from blood and helps against atherosclerosis.