John&Jacq~s Garden

Curcuma longa (Turmeric): the amazing spice and medicine!

Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Indian Saffron)

Nothing like growing your own herbs and edible plants, right? One is assured of pesticide-free edible plants for good health. Save pennies and eat smart too! :-)

A regular consumer of Turmeric, we have been planting these plants for about a decade in pots at our backyard, that we named ‘our vegetable or kitchen garden’.

It’s so easy to plant them. Just buy fresh and healthy-looking Turmeric rhizomes from the supermarkets or grocery stores. Fill your pot with garden soil, break the fingers and push them into the soil. Water moderately and regularly, and young plants will emerge in no time at all.

Over several months later, when the plants are matured, you can harvest the rhizomes fresh and use them for cooking your curries or marinate your fish, prawns and meat. Even the leaves can be used to wrap them before frying for a flavourful and distinctive taste.

We can’t do without Turmeric, the amazing spice and remarkable medicinal plant.

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Last edit: June 15, 2016