Turmeric (Curcuma longa) grows in India and other Southeast Asian countries and it is the main spice in Indian cuisine. Apart from its usage in cooking, it has also been praised as one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric contributes its unique properties to its active substance: curcumin. This beautiful Indian herb is used to facilitate the digestion and support the liver to reduce the levels of toxicity in the body. It is also known for its antioxidant properties.