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Turmeric 'Curcuma longa'

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Our Price: $12.95
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 tropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial in the ginger family. The largest percentage of the world's commercial crop is grown in India.

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, anti-bacterial, anti- microbial, protective effect on the liver, as well as its positive effect on hardening of the arteries. Many of its traditional medicinal uses are supported by scientific research, and Turmeric is gaining in popularity in the West as an important medicinal herb.

Turmeric is a great culinary herb as well. Most noted for its thick, branched rhizome, it makes a pungent spice, adding that rich golden color to curries. AKA as 'Indian Saffron' or 'Poor Man's Saffron', 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! The plant leaves are sometimes used for wrapping and cooking food, and the lovely flowers can be eaten.

An important source of dye, it yields a bright yellow color that is used to color food, textiles, paints as well as ornamenting the human body!

The plant has an attractive growth habit, forming a foliage clump that reminds us of Canna. It can be grown indoors but note that plants grown in containers may require frequent repotting to avoid the rhizomes getting too big. Remember, it is the rhizome or root that is harvested and not the leaves. Additionally, remember that the rhizome will stain finger and cloth!
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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5 of 5 Excellent service and plant health June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Sharon Robillard from Ponte Vedra , FL United States  
I am greatly impressed with the hardiness and health of the plants I purchased ,both are doing well and thriving... I will order more in the future.

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