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Turmeric 'Curcuma longa'


 
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ZONE: 9 - 11, Tropical
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 4 - 5'H x 15"S
BLOOM: Summer, white

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Turmeric Plants

Curcuma longa

One of our newest RARE PLANTS and we are among a very few number of growers of this incredible herb!

A member of the Ginger family, Turmeric has been a vital part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, regarded as an excellent tonic and blood purifier. Commonly referred to as 'The Golden Healer' Curcumin is the compound in Turmeric responsible for its incredible medicinal effects: potent antioxident, anti-inflammatory, protective effect on the liver, as well as its positive effect on hardening of the arteries.

Turmeric is a great culinary herb as well, as the rhizome makes a pungent spice, adding that rich golden color to curries. This wonderful herb is crucial to East Indian, Thai and Persian cooking. The dried powder is derived from the rhizome and again, vital in curries. Use it fresh as you would use ginger: stir fried or pickled!

Remember, it is the rhizome or root that is harvested and not the leaves.
Features
Zones: 9 - 11, Tropical

Size: 4 - 5'H x 15"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Summer, white

Uses: The vibrant yellow rhizome is used both as a medicinal and culinary herb

Tips: Make sure to grow in well drained soil as too much moisture can rot the rhizome

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