If you have ever eaten curry, you are most likely familiar with turmeric. It is a key ingredient for the base of many different kinds of curry.
Turmeric has long been treasured not only for it's unique flavor, but for it's health benefits as well.
Ayurvedic medicine has used turmeric for a very long time, with entire medical books written about it's many health benefits. It can help lower blood pressure, ease arthritis, fend off Alzheimer's disease, and reduce inflammation. It can be infused as a tea, grated and added to recipes, or heated up with coconut oil to increase it's healing benefits. Some people even take turmeric in a capsule directly by mouth.
Growing your own Turmeric can be tricky and takes some patience, but the results are beautiful flowers and a very useful root. Turmeric can be found at your local farmer's market, too.
Greg Stout has over 30 years of experience in the landscape and irrigation industry. Born in Illinois, Greg relocated to Hawaii in the 1970's and has been providing quality design and installation work to the people of Maui since 2000 as the owner of Maui Lawn & Landscape, LLC.