Turmeric

Curcuma longa

  • Turmeric
  • Turmeric
  • Turmeric
  • Turmeric
  • Flower name
    Turmeric
  • Scientific name
    Curcuma longa
  • Aliasターメリック, ターメリック, Turmeric, 鬱金, Curcuma, Curcuma longa
  • Place of originIndia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October

What is Turmeric

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.


  • Eye
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Zingiberaceae
  • Genus
    Curcuma
  • Species
    C. longa
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Rose-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeperennial plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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