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Growing ginger and turmeric plus healing benefits

Quick guide and articles linked, on growing turmeric and ginger, companion plants and the medicinal benefits of these miracle plants or “rhizomes”

Now if you didn’t already know, im wholeheartedly living by the mantra “Food is thy Medicine” what we eat and drink is what our wonderful body turns into cells and energy – activating good or “bad” Genes! When it comes to good health, organic wholefoods are number one… what’s about the Turmeric & Ginger hype?

Article on how to grow and companion plants:

Growing Ginger: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow and Harvest Ginger

Did you know you can even eat the leaves and flowers in a ancient indian salad?! 🙂


– Composted, nice dained soil

(Pot or bath tub also good)
– Loves it hot and wet!
– 2-3 inches square pieces of the rhizomee (bigger is better)
– Free draining soil
– Organic fertiliser
– Plenty water
– Lots of sun
– More free draining soil
– Give it space + central sun

– mulch it – seaweed, organics…

Quick super video on how to grow

Turmeric (Curcuma longa and Curcuma mangga) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) are closely related plants in the Zingiberaceae family. Both plants originated in south/southeast Asia and are prized for their edible and medicinal rhizomes. Given their proximate genetic lineage, both plants enjoy nearly identical growing conditions.

To grow – Soil requirements

Turmeric and ginger have very similar growing requirements: rich soil, lots of sun, consistently moist soil, and temperatures between 70-90°F.

  • Brain enhancement, cognitive performance, memory
  • anti-inflammatory effects;
  • anti-nausea effects;
  • Cancer prevention and healing
  • anti-carcinogenic effects;
  • cardiovascular and other disease-preventing effects

My research about growing in pictures:

These Magic rhizomes are on a whole other level.

They are two of most researched medicinal plants in the history of science & when you look at their incredible benefits it’s not hard to see why!

Let’s kick things off with Turmeric…


Turmeric Medicinal Benefits:

The little spice that gives curry its yellow colour (& your t-shirt a nice big stain) could potentially be one of the most powerful medicinal herbs in the world.

In many cases it’s been shown to be more effective than certain anti-inflammatories, anti depressants, blood thinners, diabetes drugs, arthritis drugs, steroids, cholesterol medication & chemotherapy drugs.

Here are a few more amazing things you might not know about turmeric:

  • shown to reduce inflammation better than drugs administered to people with rheumatoid arthritis, bringing them more relief from the condition. Chronic inflammation is the root of all disease today.
  • It’s incredibly effective at reversing insulin resistance (insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that remove glucose aka sugar from your blood as too much sugar in your blood can be toxic) & lowering blood sugar, especially important for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.
  • It provides relief from Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease & other serious gastrointestinal issues, without the negative side effects experienced by the drugs given to treat such conditions. It also helps to rebuild the good gut bacteria!
  • According to the Cancer Research UK – Turmeric has been shown to be able to kill cancer cells
  • & even prevent more from growing, especially in the case of breast, bowel, stomach & skin cancer.
  • It’s used as a potent painkiller, even against things like burns on the skin.
  • It increases cognitive function & improves memory.

Pretty impressive hey?

Hard to believe this one plant can have so much power over your health… but it absolutely does – all the more reason to grow it yourself!

It’s also worth mentioning, the compound responsible for all these amazing benefits is called ‘Curcumin’.

Now you may have already heard of curcumin… but whenever you hear someone talk about the effects of turmeric, they’re really talking about the effects the curcumin found in turmeric. ?

A final word on curcumin & turmeric – as beneficial as it is, your body sees it as a foreign substance, which basically means it sees it as something that doesn’t belong in your body & needs to get rid of it as soon as you consume it. Black pepper contains the compound piperine, which increases the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2000% – so mixing some black pepper with turmeric can be a good way to reap even more benefits.

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