Turmeric ( haldi)is a cornerstone of traditional Ayurvedic health practices.Turmeric is widely used as a spice in South Asian recipes. It contains Curcumin as a main constituent which has anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.Turmeric is yellow and looks like ginger. The powder form is used in cooking.
Cumin ( jeera)is another spice used in Asian and middle eastern cooking. It can be used as seeds or as a powder.Cumin seeds contain numerous phyto-chemicals that are known to have antioxidant properties , and are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
- Turmeric & Curcumin for Arthritis (livestrong.com)