The origin of Curcuma Longa is Southern Asia, most probably from India. Actually, this plant does not occurred in a true wild region, even though it appears in some region to have become naturalized. This plant is a sterile triploid, and it grows up continued selection and vegetative  propagation of hybrid between the diploid wild Turmeric.

Curcuma Longa is a tropical plant, and it grows in a humid warm weather with a lot of rainfall.  Appropriate temperature for Turmeric is  between 20 °C and 30 °C (68 °F and 86 °F) . It needs  light for growing, then open fields are the best for this plant.


In fact, India is the center of produce this plant. Nizamabad is the city in India, which is the largest  center for producing Curcuma Longa in Asia. Tamil Nadu, is the second largest city in producing Turmeric. Sangil is important center for trading a Turmeric. Moreover, it is  found in Pakistan, especially in Kasur, that is the largest city for Curcuma Longa trading in Pakistan. In addition, it is grown in China, Jamaica, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has been grown in India since a long time. It reached to the China at 7th century. After that, it reached to east Africa at 8th century. It reached to Jamaica at 18th century. Turmeric is grown on a large scale, but the trade production just in India and South East of Asia.

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