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In this video, Aiman will provide demonstration, tips & guide on how to plant, grow and care for turmeric plants especially for the colder climate, propagated primarily for the leaves and not for the roots. If you have not been successful in growing turmeric this video is for you. Turmeric is a type of plants that grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia such Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand. Turmeric is a tropical plant that does well when given abundant heat and moisture. This root will grow well in any region that has a temperate summer, and will die in the winter (USDA Zones 7b-10b). Because Turmeric plant dies during the winter, planting turmeric to get the roots would not be an easy undertaking, as it will normally take about 2 years to get mature roots, also known as rhizomes. The minimum is 8 to 10 months. While the roots are an important component of this plant, the leaves are also a necessity for certain types of dishes such as Malaysian rendang or Indian Patholi. Turmeric leaves are fragrant and they impart their heavenly aroma and flavor to anything cooked in them/using them. In the coastal regions of India, turmeric leaves are propagated and used to make herbal concoctions to ward off cold, fever and other respiratory allergies. In Goa, turmeric leaves are used to make a rice dish called Patholi. A paste of rice flour and water is smeared on the leaf. Then a mixture of coconut, jaggery, cardamom and a pinch of salt is spread in the center. The leaf is folded and placed in a steamer. The leaf’s aroma intensifies as it cooks and the plant’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties seep into the food. Countries like Indonesia and Thailand also use turmeric leaf parcels to steam fish and delicate seafood. The lead needs to be soaked in water or pressed down gently in the middle to make it more pliable for folding. In Malaysian cuisine, turmeric leaves are torn lengthwise into tiny shards from the tip and added to dishes like rendang (lamb, chicken or beef), Manado (ayam garo rica) and soups. However, in other parts of the world such as the US, the leaves aren’t easily available in the market, and even if does, it is rarely fresh. Most oriental grocery stores would carry them as frozen merchandise. The only alternative for Asian, Indian or Chinese living in the northern part of the United States or other colder climates worldwide is to plant their own turmeric. Growing turmeric in your backyard or at home is not too difficult. Aiman's mom has been planting turmeric in their colder climate backyard for the last 15 years. After several years, planting and caring for turmeric will become relatively easy and effortless. This root is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine. The name curcuma comes from the Arabic word "kurkum", or "saffron", and is an indication of its relationship to the vibrant orange color of both herbs. Since Biblical times, turmeric has been used to spice foods, make perfume and color clothing. Turmeric has a vast variety of medicinal uses. In traditional medicine, it used to treat liver ailments, ulcers, parasitic infections, skin problems, bruises, joint pain and inflammation, sprains, strains, cold and flu symptoms, as well as a general digestive aid. Scientific research shows that turmeric aids in breaking down liver toxins, strengthens the functioning of the gallbladder, aids in lipid (fat) metabolizing, and stops blood clotting. In general, it is a good anti-inflammatory agent. What is more, recent studies show that turmeric may help prevent colon, breast, lung and other forms of cancers. Tip How To Grow Turmeric Plant: If you have a market nearby where you can buy fresh turmeric roots, you may be able to use those to sprout a plant. Otherwise, you will have to find a local nursery or online store that carries them, especially if you are particular about the roots being organic. Once you have a fresh rhizome or root, all you need to do is plant it. A large root will have several branches or fingers to it. You can cut these apart and start more than one plant if you wish. The easiest way to get it to sprout is to just bury the root under 2 inches of loose potting soil. If there are any knobs or buds on the root, turn it so they are facing upwards. In a month or so, you should see sprouts come up. Please read the following articles also: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/organic-herbs/growing-turmeric http://www.gardeningblog.net/how-to-grow/turmeric/ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/cooking-with-the-leaves-of-the-turmeric-plant/article7792654.ece http://www.konkanifoodrecipes.com/recipes/sweet-rice-dumplings-steamed-in-turmeric-leaves-patholi https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/ http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 ⊰⊱ EYEONAIMAN (Eye On Aiman Youtube Channel) ⊰⊱