This humble little root was said to be one of two dozen plants brought to Hawai`i by early Polynesian settlers in their voyaging canoes. ‘Olena is known in Hawaii as an original canoe crop. Traditionally this root was used for many different purposes and still is. Turmeric is medicinally and ceremonially used. It is used as a cooking spice and to dye clothing. It has been used for centuries in Ayruvedic and Chinese medicine and continues to be researched and revered for its medicinal benefits still today.
Turmeric research has shown:
1. Natural Anti-inflamatory compond
2. Increases Antioxidant capacity
3. Boosts brain function
4. Lowers risk of heart disease
5. Helps prevent and treat cancer
6. Maybe helpful in preventing and treating Alzheimers
7. Helpful with arthritis
8. Benefits against depression
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Mixed Olena Varieties
Mango Ginger (white turmeric) - $15 lb
BKK- $15 lb
Kali Haldi (Black Turmeric) - $26 lb
Green Olena - not in stock
We are constantly exploring and growing different types of turmeric to support endangered turmeric species. Not all varieties are for sale.
Yields: 12 regular muffins or 24 mini muffins