Considered as a magical plant given its organoleptic characteristics and therapeutic and protective properties, especially at the liver and skin level. In the low forest it grows on clay-silty soils (beaches) that were paid during the river’s rising stage, leaving the land enabled during the emptying.
It has antioxidant properties. Curcumin is capable of alleviating inflammatory problems and is due to the ability to inhibit the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins. It is low in calories, low in fat and composed of carbohydrates
Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia, where its culinary use is at least twenty-five centuries old. Its beneficial effects for health and to preserve food, together with its bright yellow color that links it to the Sun, must have favored its symbolic and ceremonial use.
In India, turmeric is considered a symbol of prosperity and a physical and spiritual purifier. A mixture of turmeric and lime water is still used in worship rites in numerous temples.
Also, the bridal bath includes staining the bride with this mixture. A string dyed yellow with turmeric is considered a good omen and is worn as a bracelet.
Other times it is a piece of the rhizome that is tied directly on the wrist. In Polynesia, turmeric is spread on the shoulders during ritual dances to drive away evil spirits.