Curcuma longa – Turmeric

Turmeric is well known as a food additive that gives a yellow colour as well as a spicy flavour to curries.  It is a member of the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae).

Curcuma longa - turmeric clump in a flower pot

Curcuma longa – Turmeric

Turmeric has some medicinal properties reported in the Medline Plus web pages.

This entry was posted in Asia, Crops, Species. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply