Wild Turmeric - This term was coined/invented by us to differentiate our practise from the rest of the farmers & marketers. Our journey initially started with populating the benefits of Curcumin and we didn’t forget mentioning that we are naturally enriched with Curcumin & other secondary minerals which then got so copied that we had to step ahead. At Bagdara, we spend some time thinking about what should we now use to explain ourselves even better to people who are now familiar with benefits of Curcumin & Turmeric. Thats when we coined a new term “Wild Strand”. This is because the strand we use for cultivation has been long used by indigenous people of the Central India.
A few untouched villages still do not have access to the outside world and they their gene pool & seed banks are still untouched & less exploited. Since herbs are to be found in the forest & not cultivated in the farm, we started using the term Wild Turmeric which means cultivated in the wild. Apparently we still remain the only company even through 2022 to be cultivating, harvesting, hand processing & distributing our own herb from our farm in the middle of a Tiger Reserve which is also a National Park. However, in the open world today, nothing remains exclusive for too long.
Companies that never used Curcumin for advertising started using Wild Turmeric to attract customers looking for USP’s. However it still remains a fact that other then Bagdara Farms, no turmeric farmer or company selling supplements made from Turmeric or Curcumin, nobody really cultivates there own herb. We do not just cultivate it, we cultivate the wild strand non gene modified variety and that too in the middle of the Tiger Capital of the country, Bandhavgarh. This also means that we risk our lives for farming in the wild but the results make it worth every risk we take.
So next time, you read Wild Turmeric, remember that Bagdara Farms is the only company that means what it claims. Nobody else actually has anything to do with Wild.
To add a little more substance to our claim, we must also throw some light on the main reason we started farming & that too in the middle of a wildlife national park & turmeric. It was to reduce the Man Vs Animal conflict and the results are exceptional. The Tiger population around us has increased & so has everything else in the food chain of the Tiger as he sits as the apex of the food chain.
Wild Turmeric means only Bagdara Farms. Everything else is just a story with no basis.