Turmeric powder is the ground version of dried turmeric roots. Turmeric is an Indian spice, which belongs to the species of ginger plant species. Turmeric has culinary uses as well as traditional Ayurvedic medicinal applications. One can trace the use of turmeric in Chinese herbal medicine as well. The spice variety is notable for its quality to impart an earthy aroma and pungent flavor to the dishes.