This relative to ginger has both culinary and medicinal uses.
|Botanical Name||Curcuma longa|
|Ingredients||Turmeric Root Whole|
Turmeric is native to India and southern Asia where it is extensively cultivated. Best known for its bright yellow color and spicy taste to lovers of Indian food, its medicinal value is not so well known.
This is a perennial herb about 23 ft tall with a short stem and tufts of erect leaves (simple and large). The rhizome is branched, ovoid and orange in colour. Flowers are pale yellow in spikes concealed by sheathing petioles.
In addition to its culinary use, turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes, as well. It may help to aid stomach complaints, and preliminary studies have found that turmeric might have widerranging medical benefits.
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