Uses of Black Turmeric Black turmeric is an auspicious herb. It has metaphysical properties. So it is used in Kali and Durga Puja. People keep black turmeric plants and rhizomes in their house for good fortune. It is believed that it removes all the negative factors from the surroundings at where it is kept. Black turmeric is also used in Tantra Sadhana, Bhairav Sadhana and removing Black Magic. It is also used in Vastu to counter and nullify the negative forces in the house. Northern tribes use black turmeric as a talisman to keep the evil spirits away. Medicinal uses of black turmeric It is used in treating piles, leprosy, bronchitis, asthma, cancer, epilepsy, fever, wounds, impotency, fertility, menstrual disorders, tooth ache, vomiting etc. The most important thing is that research is going on its anti-cancer properties.