India is the worlds largest producer and consumer of turmeric powder, the yellow ingredient in curry which can also be found in mustard and many other common foods used to impart a yellow shade.
Tumeric has many fascinating uses in addition being a main ingredient in Indian cooking. During Indian weddings, turmeric paste is applied over the bride and grooms body mainly face and arms. The turmeric-based paste is used to beautifying and enrich skin complexion. Turmeric stimulates digestion, supports the liver, and reduces intestinal permeability and is good source of Vitamin C and Magnesium. It can also be used as a home remedy for sunburn — a common ingredient found in many commercial sunscreens.