Turmeric is a herbaceous perennial plant native to the tropical areas of the Duendo nation. It needs a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive, and therefore is rarely found outside of the jungles.
It is most commonly used by the Duendo as part of the dye mixture used to make the golden-yellow color in adult women's hair. However, it is also handy as an antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. Some also use it to help clean their teeth, while others also use turmeric as an antibacterial agent. Because of its cultural importance to the Duendo, it is perhaps the most commonly traded good between the tropical Duendo tribes and the non-tropical ones.