Cooking and Baking: Turmeric is used mostly in savory dishes, but also is used in some sweet dishes, such as the cake.
Turmeric is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management. Has long been used in medicine as a treatment for depression. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a natural treatment for arthritis.
Drink: Turmeric is used in a hot drink by steeping a spoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm or hot water.
Coloring: Turmeric is used in the form of coloring to impart a golden yellow color on food items and it is one of the main ingredients in curry powder.