Turmeric is believed to be one of the most beneficial foods worldwide, mostly thanks to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that make it an excellent home remedy for treating wounds, as well as its anti-inflammatory properties that give beneficial effects on joint ache and arthritis.
As said by the experts, turmeric might have more than 600 protective and healing uses and 175 different physiological outcomes. Latest evidence shows that turmeric, which is a relative of ginger, is a hopeful therapeutic agent that works against many chronic conditions without causing any consequences. It seems to be more efficient and more powerful than pharmaceutical medicines.
The greatest part about this incredible plant is that it could be cultivated in home conditions. In case that you didn’t know, turmeric doesn’t set seeds but it develops from root cuttings, akin to ginger.
In case you desire to have your own turmeric, firstly you have to find one turmeric root and follow these steps:
– Break a larger rhizome into a slighter piece with 2 or 3 buds
– Fill pots with organic soil which has to be rather moist, but well drained (the right soil pH is from 4.5 to 7.5)
– Put the piece two inches under the soil’s surface, with the buds going through up
– Water the soil
By reason that turmeric asks for water, you are supposed to water it on a daily basis, but, be cautious not to overwater it. In 30 days or so, there will be small sprouts. In case that you like the turmeric to develop sooner, you are supposed to keep the soil rather dry between watering. The soil is not supposed to be very dry. When you water the soil on time, you inspire new growth. Turmeric develops new shoots every spring.
When to harvest it
6 to 10 months have to go by until the ripe rhizomes became full-grown. When you realize that the leaves are sagging and have a brownish color, you could crop it by tenderly pulling the whole plant with the roots. Keep the plant in a dark and cold place.
How to include it your nutrition
– Make turmeric tea
– Combine it to scrambled eggs and frittatas
– Combine it with roasted veggies or rice
– Include it to soups
– Include it to smoothies
– Combine it with green veggies.