Curcuma longa TURMERIC (plant)

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INDIAN SAFFRON / TURMERIC live plant (Curcuma longa)

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Description and uses:

Turmeric or Indian saffron is a perennial herbaceous plant from the ginger family.
It is native to southern Asia.
It is widely cultivated in India but also, to a lesser extent, in China, Taiwan, Japan, Burma, Indonesia and Africa.
Turmeric seeds are brown and resemble those of ginger.
Its flowering is magnificent and very original.

The rhizome of dried and powdered turmeric is used as a spice and is commonly used in spice blends in Indian cuisine, particularly curry.
To prepare the powder, you must boil the rhizome, remove its skin, dry it in the sun, then reduce it to powder.

This plant was also widely used as an orange-yellow dye.
For the saffron costume of sadhus or Buddhist monks for example.

The rhizome is used as a traditional medicine and in Indian Ayurvedic medicine.

The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is the subject of active research.

Planting and cultivation:

Turmeric plant 10 to 20 cm high, delivered in plugs.
Plant your turmeric plant in a large 5 liter pot then pack down when planting
Finally, water your crop gently then place it in a warm place in partial shade.

In a mild climate, it is possible to grow turmeric directly in the garden, just like ginger or shell ginger.

  • Plant, rare spice.
  • To grow frost-free.
  • Beautiful plant resembling ginger.
  • Fragrant foliage, orange rhizome.

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INDIAN SAFFRON / TURMERIC live plant (Curcuma longa)

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