I had taken my kid for one of the meets sponsored by a company that promoted anti rabies vaccine, the kid was quiet till a slide said , do not sprinkle any turmeric powder on any wound.
My son asked me why not?? i said shshshsh i will talk to u later.
In our custom turmeric is used as a condiment for all our good food preparations, in temple rituals it is used as an applicant over the body , and as a cosmetic too for the women, in the bindi and also as a general applicant for wounds.
Now the scientific organisations have begun to realize that it has anti- bacterial, anti- viral properties and it is a curative and has more actions which we will know with the researches going on.
I was talking about this to a cousin in states, and he says, ohh i take turmeric tablets .
Hmmm this is news to me.