Natural plants with medicinal properties are used from centuries in various medicinal systems. The medicinal properties of these herbs are studied extensively. Turmeric is one of such popularly known natural remedies. With varied uses of turmeric it is extensively used after injury for healing purposes. Antimicrobial agents present in it give it antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is a good antioxidant and used widely. Turmeric contains various anti-inflammatory chemicals and acts to reduce local inflammation. Recently the turmeric studies showed its activity as an anticancer agent. From ancient era to the modern ages turmeric is in the center for medicinal research from herbal sources. Turmeric is currently used in various cosmetics and Pharmaceutical products.