Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is a member of the ginger family.

Its deep orange color, peppery taste and high vitamin content, has made this a staple of Indian quisine for thousands of years. It is key in ancient Chinese, Unani and Ayurvedic medicine and its derivative, curcumin, is used widely today for its health boosting and healing qualities. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal, which is why it it used to maintain scalp health and circulation thereby improving some types of hair loss caused by inflammation.