Black Turmeric, Kali Haldi - Plant

Curcuma Caesia commonly known as Black Turmeric is a perennial herb with bluish-black rhizome of the family Zingiberaceae.
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About Black Turmeric

Curcuma caesia, black turmeric or black zedoary is a perennial herb with bluish-black rhizome, native to North-East and Central India. The rhizome of black turmeric has a high economic importance owing to its putative medicinal properties.

In west Bengal, the rhizome of the plant is used in Kali Puja, and hence the plant is called Kali haldi. The leaves have a deep violet-red patch which runs through the length of the lamina. Turmeric plant takes 8 to 10 months to mature. The flower is so attractive that it is worth growing for this alone.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Kali haldi, Krishna kedar, Black Turmeric
Maximum Reachable Height 1.5 to 3 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Choose a large pot as this herb can easily exceed the height and spread.
  • Place it about 2 inches (5 cm) below the soil surface, with the buds facing up.
  • Water the pot thoroughly, avoid overwatering.
  • The crop is to be mulched immediately after planting with green leaves at the rate of 12-15 tonnes per hectare.
  • It may be repeated for a second time after 50 days with the same quantity of green leaves after weeding and application of fertilizers.
  • Pruning is not necessary, taking dried leaves off will be sufficient.

    Black Turmeric care

    Curcuma Caesia usually grows in moist deciduous forests. The best season to plant turmeric is spring or summer. It requires warm and humid climate to thrive. keep the turmeric plant in partial sun in the warmer zones.

    Sunlight Turmeric prefers warm direct or indirect sun.
    Watering Keep the soil moist throughout the growing season from spring to fall.
    Soil Rich organic soil that is moist and well-drained. It is grown on different types of soils from light black, ashy loam and red soils clay loam. However, it thrives the best in a well-drained sandy or clay loam.
    Temperature 20 to 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer Feeding with a liquid fertilizer in growing season is ideal.
    Harvest Season The rhizome should be harvested in 9 to 10 months after planting.

    Black Turmeric special feature

    Foliage & Rhizome

    Black Turmeric uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The rhizome of the plant is aromatic, contains essential oil and used for a variety of purposes
    • The characteristic pungent smell of the rhizome is due to the presence of essential oil rich in camphor and starch
    • The rhizome is traditionally used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, leprosy, asthma, cancer, fever, wounds, vomiting, menstrual disorder, anthelmentic, aphrodisiac, gonorrheal discharges and inflammation
    • Furthermore, the smooth muscle relaxant, anti-tumour and anti-oxidant properties of Curcuma Caesia rhizome extract had been reported
    • Note: Please consult your health expert before consuming

    Culinary Use:

    • Used in Chinese recipes

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is turmeric plant based?

    Turmeric is the Roots (Rhizome)of a plant from the ginger family. turmeric has been used in traditional medicine and cooking for millennia.

    What do turmeric plants look like?

    Turmeric plants grow to 3 feet high with large, 5-inch, deep green leaves. The blooms are green and white-edged with vibrant pink and yellow.

    Turmeric annual or perennial?

    Turmeric is a perennial spice.

    Does turmeric plant have flowers?

    Yes, turmeric plants consist of funnel-shaped flowers are white, yellow, pink color flowers.

    Turmeric plant description?

    Turmeric, perennial herbaceous plant of the ginger family, the tuberous rhizomes, or underground stems, of which have been used from antiquity as a condiment, a textile dye, and medically as an aromatic stimulant.

    Does turmeric plant need full sun?

    Turmeric grows best in the direct sunlight min. 4-6 hrs. a day, it can also grow in light shade. Keep the soil wet at all the time if grown in full sun.

    Turmeric flowering plant?

    Curcuma longa (Turmeric) is a flowering plant of the ginger family, roots (Rhizomes) are used in cooking.



    Reviews

    Monday, 20 January 2020

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

    Anushka Rane Rele

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Mahesh Singh

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Dalreen Fernandes
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