Turmeric, White plant

$11.00 incl. GST

Usually Available: all year, dormant June – September
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Curcuma zedoaria

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Description

White Turmeric plant, Curcuma zedoaria, is sometimes known as Zedoary, Sand Ginger, Kenchur and White Galangal. A rare and ancient spice of India. Aromatic and pungent the root is used in Asian cooking and is one of the ingredients in Swedish Bitters. The root yields a starch known as shoti, which is highly nutritious and easily metabolised. Used as a food for invalids and sick infants. Similar medicinal properties as Turmeric, a close relative. White Turmeric plant is native to southern Asia and prefers well composted. moist, well drained soils in a protected, part-shaded position. Frost resistant but drought tender. An herbaceous perennial.