The turmeric plant has beautiful white or pinkish flowers. It grows in the tropics where it is used as a spice in food. Indeed, it is an ingredient in curry, a spice widely used in oriental countries. The rhizome, that is the root, contains a very intense yellow pigment that adds a bright colour to food. It is also used to colour woollen and silk cloth and also to stain wood.
Curcuma longa L.
How To Use
Essential oil, bitters, turmeric, resins.
Aids digestion and liver function. Helps the joints.
Use: Recent studies show that turmerica has a beneficial antioxidant and anti-tumoural properties.