Curcuma longa

Scientific name: Curcuma longa

Common name: Turmeric

Aliases: Part of the ginger family

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Size

Height x width: 0.5m x 0.5m

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Notes

Notes
» Tasty condiment
» Deep-acting medicinal tonic that (allegedly) nurtures the body and supports the immune system
» (Wikipedia): From clinical research, there is no high-quality evidence that turmeric has medicinal properties
» Perennial
» The root is an essential ingredient of curry and primarily responsible for the yellow colour
» The powdered root produces a gold-yellow dye
» Turmeric plant is native to India and Asia, preferring rich, moist soils in a protected, heavily shaded position
» Suitable for containers
» Drought and frost tender


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