Turmeric is a spice commonly used in cooking in Asian countries. Turmeric is often used as a spice in dishes such as curry, and is also used to give dishes a yellow color, or as a preservative.  Pharmaceutical products made from turmeric are able to compete with various patent drugs, for example for joint inflammation (arthritis-rheumatoid) or osteo-arthritis with active ingredients of sodium declofenac, piroxicam, and phenyl butasone at relatively expensive prices or dietary supplements (Vitamin-plus). capsule form.
The product made from turmeric extract in the form of a dietary supplement in capsule form (Vitamin-plus) the market and the industry has developed. Food supplements are made from turmeric extract raw materials with additional ingredients of Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, Vitamin E, Lecithin, Amprotab, Mg-stearate, Nepagin and Kolidon 90.
As a medicine
Tubers (rhizomes) that are more than one year old can be used as medicine, tubers (rhizomes) of turmeric are efficacious to cool the body, cleanse, affect the stomach, especially the stomach, stimulate, release excess gas in the intestines, stop bleeding and prevent blood clots, in addition to of it is also used as an ingredient in cooking.
Turmeric is also used as an anti-itch, anti-septic and anti-seizure medication and reduces the swelling of the mucous membranes of the mouth. Turmeric is consumed in the form of a juice called filtrate, it is also taken by mouth as an extract or used as an ointment to treat swelling and sprains.