The Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a herbaceous plant of the ginger family, native to South Asia, which promotes a proper functioning of human nervous system. It contains a significant substance called curcumin. The Turmeric fruit is a multi-seed capsule. A dense inflorescense stem with light-yellow bracts is surrounded by leaves. The main Turmeric producing countries are India, China, Haiti and Indonesia. In addition to its positive effects on human nervous system, it is used extensively in Asian and Indian cuisines for its sharp and somewhat spicy taste. The Turmeric, sometimes also called the Indian saffron, was widely used already at the early stages of Ayurveda, the oldest holistic medicine of the world (round 2000 B.C.).