Turmeric, the Living Gold of Nature is one of the highly esteemed gifts of almighty that finds most respectable place in Indian, Chinese and southeast Asian culture, kitchen, medicine, mythology, religion, science and tradition. The resurgence of interest in medicinal properties of turmeric besides its use as culinary and dyestuff, a book covering all aspects was much realized. We ardently hope and believe that this volume entitled "Turmeric: The Living Gold of Nature" will accomplish the paramount success in our efforts and will be able to cater the expectations of the students of economic botany, ethnobotany, food technology, dietetics and nutrition sciences, Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha disciplines of medicines; and will equally serve the intellectual exacts of scientists involved in Research and Development activities as well as general readers for their own sakes. The book on one hand covers the historical perspectives and traditional knowledge on turmeric, and on the other hand furnishes the current researches in the field of turmeric and its active constituents in a simple and lucid manner. It also provides a therapeutic repertory on turmeric.