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Turmeric Root, organic powder

  • Turmeric Root, organic powder
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Product Description

Turmeric Root, organic powder

Curcuma longa

Origin: India
Form: Powder
Unit size: 1 ounce
Other names: Olena
Esoteric Uses:  Purification, Protection
Esoteric Associations: Moon, Water
Incense Aroma: A subtle spice and charred herb aroma .  Not great as an incense.

In addition to its use as a spice and its medicinal value, Turmeric Root is often sprinkled around the circle or across an area for purification.  Sometimes it is mixed with salt and water before sprinkling. Turmeric is also used in various other rituals, such as the turmeric ceremony or gaye holud, part of the Bengali wedding. It is widely used in all parts of India during wedding ceremony, particularly in North India and the Deccan Plateau. It is also used in Pujas to make a form of the elephant God Ganesha. It is made by mixing turmeric with water and forming it into a cone-like shape. During the south Indian festival Pongal, a whole turmeric plant with the root is placed as part of the ceremonial decorations. Also, fresh root is some times tied around the pot boiling the ceremonial rice. In southern India, as a part of the marriage ritual, a piece of dried turmeric tied with string is sometimes used to replace the Thali necklace temporarily or permanently.

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