Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is cultivated only in a limited area.
The State of Meghalaya, one of the seven states in Northeast India, could be sitting on a spice treasure. Why? Because it is home to a special variety of turmeric that is a good source of curcumin.
Curcumin is the pigment in a spice called turmeric and is the one that gives it a rich yellow color and a pungent smell. In fact in Spanish and French turmeric is called Curcuma.
It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Mix this turmeric powder with buttermilk or water to cure chronic intestinal problems.