No, not at all. Tumeric is yellow and cumin is brown. Cumin is well known for aiding in the acid reflux area and with gas and bloating. So what you do is take a pan of water holding one cup of water and add 1 t. of brown cumin. Bring to boil and let it set for a few minutes. then you can add some honey or sugar (yuk) and drink. One cup is enough to get rid of the gas. I use this all the time and quite frankly it is delicious. I will post some threads for you on things.
Tumeric is a spice of life and should be taken daily for cancer prevention and tons of other things.
Cumin is merely a acid reflux cure.