Our Flagship Spice – The Lakadong Turmeric from Meghalaya is known as the World’s Finest Turmeric. This unique variety of turmeric has an astonishingly high curcumin content ranging from 7 – 12% as compared to 2-5% in other varieties. Our Lakadong Gold Turmeric Powder comes from a tiny village in Lakadong at Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. You would instantly fall in love with its vibrant colour, distinct aroma and its flavour which stands as a testament to the potency of this beautiful turmeric.
Turmeric, a spice that has long been recognized for its medicinal properties and is rightly
known as an “The Healing Spice” as per Ayurveda and other Eastern Medicines.
Curcumin, the key active ingredient in turmeric, is a miracle compound known for its
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It renders a bright yellow colour to the spice and is responsible for the healing properties of turmeric. Higher the curcumin, the more prized is the turmeric.
Inflammation has been identified in the development of many chronic diseases and
conditions & oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and
many diseases. Thus, curcumin is being recognized and used worldwide in many different forms for multiple potential health benefits.
Today, curcumin tablets is promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions,
including arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, allergies, liver disease,
depression, and many others.
However, since the curcumin content found in most turmeric is not more than 1-2%
turmeric as compared to Lakadong Turmeric which has 7 – 12% curcumin, hence it is rightly known as the World’s Finest Turmeric.
There are three varieties of Turmeric are grown in the West Jaintia Hills District of
Meghalaya, viz., Lachein, Lasyein and Lakadong.
We at Pahari Roots sourced only pure premium variety of Lakadong Turmeric with curcumin content of above + 9%. Our turmeric powder is of single origin and sourced from selected farms. The turmeric powder has been lab certificated and does not have any added colour, flavour, chemicals or mix of other varieties of turmeric as found in the market.
The Lakadong Turmeric variety cannot be cultivated elsewhere, as the soil of the West
Jaintia Hills is the most suitable to cultivate Lakadong turmeric with a curcumin content of 7 per cent. It is for this very reason that Lakadong Turmeric has a Geographic Indication tag linked to West Jaintia Hills district.
At present many farmers are not cultivating Lakadong Turmeric as they are unable to get
the deserved price for this premium variant. Hence the Lachein variety, though having lower curcumin content, has the highest share in terms of area under cultivation in the West Jaintia Hills district.
There are many hardships faced by farmers cultivating turmeric – right from procuring seeds or rhizomes for Lakadong Turmeric, slicing and drying the turmeric & finding a market to ensure fair returns. It takes 9 months to cultivate turmeric and farmers cultivating turmeric cannot grow any other crop and depend only on turmeric sales for their annual income.
We at Pahari Roots work closely with the farmers in Meghalaya to ensure our customers
get Pure and Fresh Lakadong Turmeric and our farmers get a fair price for cultivating this indigenous variety of turmeric.
Just by replacing your daily turmeric with this healthier version you would certainly benefit
from its innumerable healing benefits. You will only need a little amount of Lakadong
Turmeric to get the same colour and taste as ordinary turmeric.
You can use Pahari Roots Lakadong Turmeric while making curries, stews, turmeric latte /
haldi doodh, turmeric tea for boosting immunity. It can also be consumed raw directly with
honey as an ayurvedic medicine or used for skin care routine as a face mask/ scrub
We would recommend you to add a pinch of black pepper along with our Lakadong
Turmeric. As Piperine (found in Black Pepper) is a natural substance that enhances the
absorption of curcumin by the body by 2,000%.