Turmeric

This turmeric plant illustration is apparently so attractive that people regularly steal it and I have to write them about usage rights, etc. Thank you--I'll take that as flattery.

There is good reason for the popularity of this plant. It's beautiful and delicious. Turmeric, a relative of the ginger plant, is the basic ingredient to curry sauce and gives it it's characteristic orange color. I remember seeing many species in this family on my trips to the rain forest in Malaysia.

It is also the cornerstone of traditional Indian medicine. I have found that a concentrated form of curcumin, the main chemical ingredient in the turmeric root, used every day along with its relative, ginger, heals the pain when an old knee injury acts up.

I painted this turmeric illustration from live specimens, trying to be as accurate as possible. But even as a technical illustration the plant can't help but look beautiful and edible. It makes me salivate just to look at it.

Check out the Turmeric Restaurant web site and pay special attention to all of the health benefits of this beautiful and beneficial plant.

By the way, the usage rights to this illustration are now owned by the Turmeric Restaurant in Toronto and used on their business communications.

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Turmeric plant: Curcuma longa

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Turmeric Restaurant business card

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Turmeric Restaurant site

3 Comments

  1. Shirley
    March 24, 2018

    Beautiful work.

    Reply
  2. LILLIE FELICIANO
    October 25, 2015

    I WILL LIKE TO GROW THIS BEAUTIFUL PLANT. I HAD SOME FRIENDS SENDING ME ROOTS OF IT FROM CHICAGO, PS: WHERE CAN I GET THIS PLANT.
    THANK YOU.
    BEST.

    Reply
  3. rpclub.co.uk
    May 18, 2013

    Hello there! This blog post could not be written
    much better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. I appre­ciate you for sharing!

    Reply

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