Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is indigenous to Meghalaya. It grows in a small region in the West Jaintia Hills district, one of the eleven districts of Meghalaya.
The internet is full of reports about the medicinal properties of curcumin.
PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, lists more than 7900 studies* on it. Of these researched papers on curcumin and cancer prevention alone is more than 550*! (*as of July 2015)
Not surprising that “Global curcumin market is expected to reach USD 94.3 million by 2022“ according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc!
Is this not like WOW?
Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Is Cultivated Only in a Limited Area
The State of Meghalaya, one of the seven states in Northeast India, could be sitting on a spice treasure. Why? Because it is home to a special variety of turmeric that is a good source of curcumin.
Curcumin is the pigment in a spice called turmeric and is the one that gives it a rich yellow color and a pungent smell. In fact in Spanish and French turmeric is called Curcuma!
Pharma companies manufacturing health supplements source turmeric with high curcumin content.
The Curcumin content in Lakadong Turmeric is between 6 to 7%, which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric.
More Exciting News! Gi Registration for Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) !
Economic Times published 26th July 2015 carried this news:
“Geographical Indications (GI) tag registration had been obtained for Lakadong Turmeric, which is known to have medicinal qualities” said Mr. A Jayathilak, Chairman of the Spices Board of India.
Despite many clones in different varieties, Lakadong turmeric’s uniqueness has never been usurped. The farmers here follow traditional methods of farming. This turmeric is pure and the best in the world. Read more about its indigenous healing powers.
Come with us to meet farmers who grow Lakadong turmeric (Curcuma Longa).