Turmeric is the root of a plant. The dried root is ground to form the
turmeric powder. Turmeric is used by Indian women during every wash - an
age old beauty treatment. Regular application of turmeric from a very
young age is considered to reduce hair growth in women, so that they
have smooth skin. It serves as a disinfectant. Turmeric acts as an
antiseptic and anticoagulent for wounds.