Tumeric known as Indian saffron because it was widely used as an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice it is cosmetically used for wound healing, treatment for acne, eczema and allergy. Indian women use tumeric mixed with water as a facial mask which is of nourishing, smoothing, skin enhancing function. Turmeric is considered highly auspicious and holy in Tamilnadu and has been used extensively in various Tamil ceremonies for centuries. Even today it is used during wedding ceremonies and religious ceremonies.