Another variety of turmeric is known as "white" turmeric. This special turmeric is very rare
. It has a lighter flesh than the common turmeric, but its flavor is not as subtle. Turmeric is known to be used medicinally for ulcers, paracitic infections, various skin disorders, strains, bruises, inflammation of the joints, cold and flue symptoms, preserving food and as a digestion aid.