Similar in form to ginger this distinctly bright, deep yellow root is mostly sold as a powder.? It has a distinctly peppery flavour, warm and musky with a touch of woodiness on the palate.? Often used in rice dishes, curries, chutneys and pickles.? Think piccalilli, kedgeree and dhal dishes.? It is taken to ease stomach ulcers, liver complaints and assists digestion.? Very popular natural dye for cotton and silk.