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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties and it is used as use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent. The Thai government is funding a project to extract and isolate tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) from turmeric. THC are colorless compounds that might have antioxidant and skin-lightening properties and might be used to treat skin inflammations, making these compounds useful in cosmetics formulations.