Pohnpei: Ongitik [kisinieng]
Chuuk: áfán, kúchún
Yap: angorlk, guchol
Kosraens use Curcuma longa in coconut oil (kahki ang). The oil is preferred for use on babies and in promoting healthy skin.
Turmeric used in food dishes can be found on the pages covering the food presentations in SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany in spring 2006 and spring 2007.
There are many uses of Curcuma longa across Micronesia. The following is a recipe submitted by Bermin Weilbacher to the Island Food Community of Pohnpei:
COOKING WITH TURMERIC LEAVES Tehn kisin iong in Pohnpeian
Turmeric leaves (or ginger leaves) are popular in cookingwith locally raised chicken.
Kingdom: Plantae Plants Subkingdom: Tracheobionta Vascular plants Superdivision: Spermatophyta Seed plants Division: Magnoliophyta Flowering plants Class: Liliopsida Monocotyledons Subclass: Zingiberidae Order: Zingiberales Family: Zingiberaceae Ginger family Genus: Curcuma L. curcuma Species: Curcuma longa L. common turmeric