Turmeric is native to Asia and the plant can grow to a height of about 3 feet and has yellow flowers on it. The root is bright-orange with a thin brownish skin. Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger and is also known as Indian saffron.
The reason the plant came to also be known as saffron during the Middle Ages is because of its orange-yellow color. The dye can also be used to color cosmetics, foods, confectionery, fabrics and paper. Turmeric offers a warm and calming support for reducing pain. The aroma is fresh, spicy and clean with earthy melon-like nuances.
SPECIES Curcuma longa ORIGIN India PART Herb METHOD CO2 Select CLASS