Turmeric is traditionally called the Indian saffron. Turmeric powder, a common byproduct of the root vegetable, is made from drying small pieces of chopped Turmeric a rhizome like ginger and hand crushing into powder most commonly used as a spice in cooking. The leaf and flower of the plant are also said to have medicinal properties, just like the root. The antibacterial properties help treat skin related ailments, and prevent the spread of infection. Turmeric is not only anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant but also a detoxifier. It is used for treating acne, helps prevents wrinkles, removes dead dull skin, keeps the skin glowing and removes excess facial hair. Turmeric is often prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors to treat cholesterol and improved liver and gallbladder function.