Sujata Naphade from Pune is growing turmeric for the last four years in her backyard. She explains step by step process to grow the spice herb
From being a fundamental spice in the kitchen or grandmother’s remedy to stopping bleeding wounds to having a wedding ritual dedicated to it and even being a traditional healing drink, fancied as ‘turmeric latte’ in the West – turmeric is an essential spice in the life of every Indian.
For thousands of years, we have made use of this little yellow spice and even more so today with its scientifically proven medicinal properties found in recent years. Belonging to the ginger family, it has anti-inflammatory properties, prevents Alzheimer’s and cancer, cures cough and increases immunity.
However, turmeric found in the market could be adulterated. So, here’s how you can grow it at home using soil, dry leaves and kitchen…