Turmeric is what the layman would describe as an 'exotic spice'. It doesn't help that it's a widely used ingredient in several Indian dishes, and a well known component in Ayurvedic medicine that , in some regards, is comparable to ibuprofen. No seriously. Turmeric is what the layman would describe as an 'exotic spice'. But before you go raiding your spice cabinet, let's get some facts for your cerebral curry!
If you mistake it for ginseng you are in for a slightly-less-bitter-than-you-expected surprise. Image via wikimedia.org.