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Halad / हळद / Turmeric / Curcuma longa L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Halad / हळद
  • Common Name: Turmeric
  • Botanical Name: Curcuma longa L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Humid areas with lots of rainfall
  • Season of Availability: Monsoon
  • Geography: Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Rhizome
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Rhizome powder is used medicinally or as a spice.
  • As Medicine: Paste of powder applied to skin as a face pack; drank with hot milk or honey to cure sore throats.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: N/A
  • Boiling Before Cooking: N/A
  • Pickling: Yes
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: N/A
  • Overall Method: Use rhizome powder as a spice in sweets, curries, salads, etc.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps cure sore throat; clears skin; general immunity.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Paste of powder applied to skin as a face pack; drank with hot milk or honey to cure sore throats.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Haldi Doodh:
    Mix turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and allspice in a bowl. Warm milk, then add honey and vanilla, stirring until dissolved. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric mixture to milk, simmer for 2-3 minutes, and strain before serving.

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Halad / हळद / Turmeric / Curcuma longa L.

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