"Ayurveda has been using ground rhizome of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) for centuries and it has acquired an important place in Hindu medicine. Western countries have lately been mainly impressed by the versatile health promoting qualities of one of the most important ingredients of the Curcuma Longa Extract, namely curcumin. There are more than a 1000 articles available about the various characteristics of curcumin. Turmeric (Curcuma) is one of the main components of curry, an important and essential spice in Middle Eastern cuisine. Turmeric (kurkuma, koenjit) provides a beautiful deep yellow colour, tastes slightly bitter and promotes the digestive system at the same time. Many of the health-promoting qualities of turmeric are accredited to the polyphenol curcumin, one of the main ingredients of Curcuma Longa Extract. "