Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders. Today, turmeric is promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions, including antibiotic, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, allergies, liver disease, depression, and many others. Turmeric is also made into a paste for skin conditions.