Taka Turmeric Blog — Olena

ALOHA from Hawaii - Welcome OLENA (turmeric/curcuma longa)

ALOHA from Hawaii - Welcome OLENA (turmeric/curcuma longa)

The fragrant turmeric flower and the root is revered in Hawaii so much so there is a famous song called “Pua Olena” have a listen: https://youtu.be/mvYp8bWgPAs   Olena is held in high esteem in tropical Hawaii, and has a lovely history. It is revered as one of the few canoe plants.    Canoe Plants? Canoe plants were originally brought to Hawaii by the ancient Polynesians, who came by canoe, thus the name "canoe plants" was given to these sacred and life sustaining plants.   They were important for survival in many ways and became part of Hawaii’s cultural heritage. Amongst others they...

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