Farmers in Yanbaru region often say “Turmeric is raised by the Sun.” Turmeric is a subtropical plant, which prefers strong sunshine and fertile soil, and the high medicinal effect is associated with levels of sunshine. The Japan Gold Turmeric raised in Okinawa island is a result of the crystallized soil energy and sunshine of Okinawa.
The Japan Gold Turmeric is produced by the specialized farmers in Okinawa who are painstakingly growing the turmeric. The Japan Gold Turmeric is produced under complete no agricultural chemicals that have high medicinal effects. The Japan Gold Turmeric is a healthy and safe food always making consideration of nature and the environment. Therefore, it is good for anybody, such as organic food preferred customers, vegetarians, and vegans.
Our expert turmeric farmers are very experienced and dedicated to Okinawa turmeric production at Yambaru region in north Okinawa island. They have been making Okinawa turmeric for long time as real expert turmeric farmers. They dedicated to producing Okinawa turmeric with confidence, which is represented by; “Turmeric should be organically grown with no agricultural chemicals;” “Medicinal effects can be enhanced by growing turmeric in a gracious manner;” and “Turmeric is a treasure of Okinawa island.” They are very honest and straight to grow turmeric. Their full of smile reflects plenty of energy of life that makes Japan Gold
“Ukon,” turmeric, is a perennial plant belonging to the family Zingiberaceae and used as a natural medicine, which is one of the typical Kampo medicines. Turmeric is mainly grown in Okinawa, Tanegashima, Ishigakijima, Yakushima islands, and Kagoshima prefecture in Japan. Among them, Okinawa island has the largest production of the turmeric. Turmeric is a subtropical plant and plenty of solar energy and enriched soil are essential for its growth. Therefore, the climate and environment of Okinawa island play important roles in raising high-medicinal quality turmeric which is used for our product.
In Okinawa island, turmeric has been called “Uchin,” and its trade was restricted through the government monopoly during the Ryukyu dynasty era due to the high-medicinal effects. The medicinal properties of turmeric include curcumin and other enriched ingredients, which make Japan Gold Turmeric have high-medicinal effects. Although turmeric-based products become popular now, its medicinal effects of turmeric have been widely known since the Edo-era, and approximately 1,000 medicinal ingredients have been identified.
In the Chinese antiquarian book, “Queen Himiko at Yamataikoku presented turmeric to the King of China” was recorded. In the Edo era, the 8th Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa certified medicinal effects of turmeric and encouraged farmers to grow. The culture of turmeric was successful and grown popular within Japan. Furthermore, in the mid-Edo period, Rangakui, Gen-nai Hiraga, who learned western medicine in Dutch language, introduced turmeric as a good plant for health and beauty in his natural history book, “Butsurui Hinshitsu,” and turmeric became popular among people.
Yanbaru Region in Okinawa Island.