Herbs for Kitchen Garden
The Curry Leaf Tree is native to India. Its botanical name was Murraya Koenigii, but its name has been changed to Bergera Koenigii. It is known by different names as Kari patta, Kadipatta, Karivepallai, Curry Patta, Curry Leaf, Karivepalla, Murraya koenigii spreng, Sweet Neem, etc.
The plant grows well in full to part sun, so it is better to grow it outdoors. However, it does not need full intense sun.
If you live in an apartment, any area indoors where you get direct sunlight is good for the plant.
You can grow the plant in pots in balconies or terrace.
If you place your plant indoors, select a warm place with plenty of light-direct or indirect sun light or artificial white light.
Kari patta plants are easily available in nurserie or you can take plants from any old plants because curry patta plants are foung growing arount the parent plats.
Turmeric Plant is a perennial herb that re-shoots every spring. Its botanical name is Curcuma domestica syn. Curcuma longa with family ingiberaceae, the ginger family. The popular varieties of turmeric plant are Curcuma longa, Curcuma zedoaria and Curcuma aromatica. Turmeric is also known as curcumin, hidden ginger, Queen lily, Indian saffron, ukon, nghe, wong-keong, Curcumae Longae (Latin name) and Haldi in India. Turmeric health benefits are now well established.
>The turmeric plants have very attractive large leaves which will give your garden a lush tropical look. You can use fresh turmeric or powdered turmeric in vegetable curries and also in many natural beauty recipes.
Growing turmeric organically in pots at home garden is not difficult if you follow the tips and turmeric growing information given below.