Turmeric is the main spice in yellow curry, giving it the warm flavor and golden coloring. Ongoing research suggests that turmeric may have extensive health benefits as well. Turmeric is a plant grown for its root, much like ginger.
I'm with the rock guy on this one. So long as it's a fascinating geological sample or an artistically decorated rock. Could make for an ongoing collection with district sections 'birthday rocks' 'apology rocks' 'just thought of you rocks'