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The tradition in the tribal villages in Orissa is to is to wash the little ones with Turmeric. Turmeric is widely used as a food coloring and gives Indian curry its distinctive flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter biocurmin.blogspo...

I love the smell of fresh turmeric,known as 'pasum manjal' in my language,Tamil. In this month (Tamil month of 'thai'} fresh turmeric is harvested and it is a main offering for pooja on 'Pongal festival'. Turmeric is used for cooking and for cosmetic biocurmin.blogspo...

This is a clump of turmeric growing in my San Diego garden. It is about three feet high now and I'm hoping it will bloom this year. I keep the ground soft enough to dig down with my hands and pull out a fresh rhizome for cooking or medicinal use any biocurmin.blogspo...

Turmeric anthotype made using dried ginkgo leaves. Double exposure; first four days, then three. Post-processing version. Adjusting color, saturation and curves made the shadows of previous exposures more visible. biocurmin.blogspo...

Turmeric anthotype made using two dried ginkgo leaves. Four day exposure. Post-processing version. Adjusting the hue and curves revealed detail of the veins in the leaves, not visible on the original image. biocurmin.blogspo...

Turmeric anthotype made using a dried caladium leaf. 4 day exposure. Post-processing version. Adjusting the hue of the image made the detail of the caladium's color variation more visible. biocurmin.blogspo...

Love the color. Riana just wrote a bunch of interesting facts about why turmeric is so good for us so I have pulled it out of hiding. I used turmeric last year to dye some easter eggs with some success. Boiling a strong batch of turmeric made me real biocurmin.blogspo...

Most often it is the simple things in life that are taken for granted. Some communities in South India paint their doorways with turmeric paste ; as an insecticide. The women of South India use turmeric to enhance complexion and make a depilatory cre biocurmin.blogspo...

turmeric dyed paper can be used for doing etchings and for litmus testing. for more information, check out the january 2011 issue of herbalrootszine.com: www.herbalrootszi.... biocurmin.blogspo...

I've been using turmeric as a ph-sensitive dye in a project, and I have to say I really like the color and texture of turmeric. The background is my orange countertop, which I suspect you will be seeing more of. biocurmin.blogspo...

This particular type of turmeric is not the generic cooking turmeric. Note the beautiful red band running down the midrib of its leaf. This one's root is used as a traditional face pack. It is called kasturi manjal in malayalam. Manjal means turmeric biocurmin.blogspo...

I used turmeric powder and the sun to dye some superwash sock yarn. biocurmin.blogspo...

I used turmeric powder and the sun to dye some superwash sock yarn. biocurmin.blogspo...

Onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, ground cardamom, cloves (steeped and removed), daikon, carrots, celery with leaves, ground black pepper, chicken stock, red kidney beans. biocurmin.blogspo...

Mom's recommended drink for Common Cold. Hot Milk + Turmeric Powder. biocurmin.blogspo...

இனிய பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் ~ Happy Thai Pongal greetings written in Tamil with wheat flour and turmeric powder biocurmin.blogspo...

Different spices used in a Bengali household. Clockwise from top left, Dried red Chili and bay leaves, Cumin powder, cumin, red chili powder, turmeric powder, panch phoran, corriander powder and mustard. biocurmin.blogspo...

Overhead shot of turmeric powder in bowl in a close-up image. Download @ kozzi.com or click this www.kozzi.com/.... biocurmin.blogspo...

Fresh Turmeric Powder from Eastern Condiments Pvt Ltd biocurmin.blogspo...

Unfortunately, we aren't able to use the gorgeous tagine we got as a wedding present, as it can't be used on a ceramic hob such as we have at home. This dish was instead cooked in a metal saucepan which, as you'll see from the additional photo in the biocurmin.blogspo...

Todays breakfast , French toast with Desi style . A pinch of turmeric powder really added the taste and color! biocurmin.blogspo...

I don't know about snake charmers but Land of Spices, definitely yes!! This is a SOOC In the pic: Aniseed flower over a bowl of Turmeric powder biocurmin.blogspo...