As a spice, it has been a staple product of almost every cuisine prepared in India. For centuries, turmeric has been a part of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese, and Unani medicinal practices. Turmeric has a long history of medicinal usage and its usage as a healing medicine could be found in Ayurveda.
The use of turmeric could be seen in Ayurvedic beauty routines. For centuries, it has been used as a facial mask in India. In ancient times, it was used as a perfume. The reason being the rhizome carried a pepper-like aroma. Regular usage of turmeric helps in softening, smoothening, and lightening the skin.