Turmeric is a powder that comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. This plant is part of the ginger family. The powder is golden in color and has an interesting taste and aroma. Some describe the taste as peppery, bitter, and warm. The aroma, however, is closer to that of an orange or ginger. Turmeric contains circumin which is known to have several health advantages. Due to these properties turmeric water is considered as an incredible beverage replete with several health advantages.