When the wedding seson starts after 15 days, there will be great demand for the Turmeric. Hindu weddings start by ladies pounding the root of the turmeric tuber to get the yellow spice, which is used to give the bride a ceremonial beauty bath.
Curcuma longa , the common Turmeric is a part of Indian life. The spice is used in daily cooking. A spoonful of turmeric powder and sugar mixed in a glass of hot milk works wonders if you have cold or flu. Rice balls mixed with coconut and jaggery are wapped in the leaves of the Turmeric and steamed, to make a delicious dish.There is a city named Erode near my city which is known as the granary of turmeric.
There are many types of turmerics which grow in the rainforests of the Western Ghats. Some are endangered.