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Hello, I've just joined and the forum is new to me. I was just wondering, does anyone grow curcuma longa in England (UK) and how do you grow it? Does it do ok in our climate? Do you grow it for the flowers, or do you use the rhizome as a spice / herbal medicine? I'm interested in it mostly as a herbal remedy. Thank you.



Hi, curcuma longa, or turmeric is a tropical plant belonging to the ginger family, so could only be grown in a heated greenhouse in the uk, i,m afraid i,m not well up on it,s medicinal uses, perhaps someone else may have that information. regards derekm

27 Jun, 2011


If you put the name in the search box up top on the rh side you will see other people on this site who grow it.

27 Jun, 2011


When I get a stomach upset or ache (rarely thankfully), I mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teacupful of boiling water - I swear by it. I used to get the most awful stomach cramps when I went through puberty, and this was our old family gp's advice.

27 Jun, 2011


Nice thought, as long as you aren't allergic to it, like I and many others are!

28 Jun, 2011

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