Curcuma caesia, black turmeric or black zedoary is a perennial herb with bluish-black rhizome, native to North-East and Central India. The rhizome of black turmeric has a high economic importance owing to its putative medicinal properties.
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1 Black Turmeric Plant, Black Haldi – Plant
In west Bengal, the rhizome of the plant is used in Kali Puja, and hence the plant is called Kali haldi. The leaves have a deep violet-red patch which runs through the length of the lamina. Turmeric plant takes 8 to 10 months to mature. The flower is so attractive that it is worth growing for this alone.
Plant Height 19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)