Formal NameCurcuma longa
Turmeric, scientific name:Curcuma longa, is a perennial plant of the Curcuma genus of the Zingiberaceae department native to India. Speaking of turmeric, mostly autumn turmeric that intersect. In the Japanese called turmeric. Little yellow curry powder depends on the turmeric. The rhizome has a medicinal effect (strong liver, extinction). White flower to bloom in the fall (actually this is bracts, real flowers are small yellow ones) is. White bracts are slightly tinged with red. Rhizome section is orange, bitter and pungent so not, and curry powder with the same color. Action remove reactive oxygen species, and Curcumin in this Rhizome is included voluminously. With roots in India's insect repellent, wear monks Orange clothes dye. Autumn is turmeric turmeric and spring turmeric (scientific name:Curcuma aromatica Salisbury, aka: wild turmeric) Curcuma aromatica, Rhizome has a bitter taste, and herbal medicine.
Common name: turmeric , scientific name:Curcuma longa, aka: Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica, ucchin (Okinawa), origin: India, height: 150 cm, flowering period: July-October Flower color: color white (actually this is the bracts and small true flowers), the rhizome section: Orange (turmeric yellow, purple turmeric white spring), use part Rhizome, uses food (spices, colouring) and cut flowers.
Flower typeZygomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
SeasonJul Aug Sep Oct
Height150 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 3