Parts Used: Root
TURMERIC pronounced (tour-mer-ic) or two-mer-ik) is a spice/herb and has its home in the dry forests of India but will easily adapt to your garden and become domesticated. It will come up again and again year after year. The plant has long slender leaves well over a yard in length. Its underground finger- shaped storage stems are the part used. They are boiled for a few minutes, then dried and are then ready for use. These underground stems make a bright yellow-orange dye suitable for wool and silks.
The yellow robes you see of the Buddhist monks are dyed with Turmeric. Since Turmeric, among other things, is an excellent antiseptic and antibiotic, they wear their medicine and absorb it continually through their skin. Maybe they do know something.
In actual practice:
Recommended Dosage: 40 drops to 1 teaspoon as needed 3 times per day.
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