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- Regional name:
- Marathi - Haldi, Hindi - Haldi, Bengali - Haldi, Burmese - Tanum, Gujrati - Haldi, Kannada - Arishina, Malayalam - Manjal, Panjabi - Haldi, Tamil - Manjal, Sanskrit - Haridra, French - Curcuma, Kokani - Halad, Sinhalese - Kaha
- Spice plants & edible Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Vegetable
- Zingiberaceae or Ginger family
Turmeric (Curcuma domestica) is a perennial plant belonging to the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated for its rhizomes, which are used as a spice, dye, and herbal medicine. The active compound, curcumin, has been linked to various health benefits.
1. Climate and Soil Turmeric grows best in warm, tropical climates with temperatures between 68-86°F (20-30°C). It prefers well-drained, fertile, loamy soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
2. Propagation Plant turmeric using healthy, disease-free rhizomes with at least two buds. Planting material should be sourced from high-yielding, disease-free plants.
3. Planting Time The best time to plant turmeric is during the monsoon season, usually between June and August.
1. Spacing and Depth Plant rhizomes 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) deep and 12-16 inches (30-40 cm) apart in rows spaced 36-40 inches (90-100 cm) apart.
2. Watering Turmeric requires consistent moisture, especially during the growing season. Water regularly, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged.
3. Fertilization Apply organic matter or well-rotted manure to the planting site before planting. Supplement with a balanced fertilizer (N-P-K) during the growing season, following package recommendations.
1. Weeding Weed control is essential, especially during the early stages of growth. Hand-weed or use shallow cultivation to minimize damage to the roots.
2. Pest and Disease Management Inspect plants regularly for signs of pests (such as aphids, whiteflies, or nematodes) and diseases (such as leaf spot or rhizome rot). Implement integrated pest management (IPM) strategies and use organic or chemical controls when necessary.
3. Harvesting Turmeric is usually ready for harvest 8-10 months after planting. Harvest rhizomes when the leaves and stems begin to turn yellow and dry.
1. Anti-inflammatory Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body.
2. Antioxidant Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, which helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
3. Potential Cancer Prevention Some studies suggest that curcumin may have cancer-fighting properties, although more research is needed to confirm these findings.
4. Boosts Brain Function Curcumin may help improve brain function by increasing levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which promotes the growth of new neurons and fights degenerative processes in the brain.
5. Heart Health Curcumin may help lower the risk of heart disease by improving the function of the endothelium, reducing inflammation, and acting as an antioxidant.
Remember to consult a healthcare professional before using turmeric as a supplement or for medicinal purposes.