admin | April 6, 2015 | Uncategorized |
Turmeric – one of the world’s healthiest foods. Turmeric’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it great for cleaning and treating wounds, while its anti-inflammatory properties work well against joint pain and are effective for treating arthritis. According to experts, turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications and 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. It has been found that turmeric can replace man pharmaceutical drugs such as ibuprofen.
Turmeric can easily be grown indoors. It’s grown from rhizomes (root cuttings) similar to ginger. It doesn’t propagate seeds, so all you need is one turmeric root which you can find at health stores.
To grow your own turmeric, just follow these simple steps:
- Break a larger rhizome into a small rhizome piece that has two or three buds.
- Fill the pots with rich organic soil, which is lightly moist but well drained. The ideal pH should range from 4.5 to 7.5.
- Place it about two inches below the surface of the soil, with the buds facing up.
- Water the container.
And there you have it.
Because turmeric “likes” water, try watering it once in 2 days. Keep the soil of the turmeric plant moist, but not too wet.
How to Harvest Turmeric
It takes between 6 to 10 months for the edible rhizomes to mature. Harvesting is easy, just dig up the entire plant including the roots.
Cut the needed amount off the edge of the pot and then return it in the soil.
Turmeric is a perennial herb plant that re-grows every spring.It will continue to produce roots.
Source: Living Traditionally