Accession Number: pdtdbp00019

Details of the Plant

Plant Name : Turmeric
Alternative Names : Chiang Huang, Curcuma, Curcumae Longae Rhizoma, Curcuma Rhizome, E Zhu, Haridra, Indian Saffron, Jiang Huang, Jiang Huang Curcumae Rhizoma, Turmeric Rhizome, Turmeric Root, Yellow Root, Yu Jin, Zedoary, மஞ்சள்
Scientific Name : Curcuma longa
Medicinal Parts : Rhizome (Tuber)
Plant Category : Spice
2° Metabolites (11/20) :
Camphene, Camphor, Curcolone, Curcumol, Curdione, Curmarin, Curzenene, Curzernone, Diarylheptanoids, Diferuloylmethane, Diol, Furanodiene, Furanodienone, L-Curcamene, Procurcumenol, Ukonan A, Ukonan B, Ukonan C, Zederone, Zingiberene
Phytochemical IDs : pdtdbl00053, pdtdbl00221, pdtdbl00165, pdtdbl00161, pdtdbl00167, pdtdbl00160, pdtdbl00163, pdtdbl00162, pdtdbl00166, pdtdbl00164, pdtdbl00093
Plant Description :

In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is used to strengthen the overall energy of the body, headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, relieve gas, stomach pain, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dispel worms, liver problems, gallbladder disorders, improve digestion, regulate menstruation, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, kidney problems, dissolve gallstones, skin for pain, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, infected wounds, relieve arthritis and purify the blood.

In TCM, turmeric is used for bruises, sores, ringworm, chest pain, toothache and jaundice. Turmeric was also recommended for abdominal pain, mass formation in the abdomen and amenorrhoea.

Turmeric is commonly used in foods and is likely to be a safe and healthy addition to the diet.

Turmeric has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiatherosclerotic activity; however, further clinical evidence is needed before it can be recommended to treat specific conditions.

Clinical evidence suggests that turmeric may provide benefit for people with dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, hyperlipidaemia, and arthritis and there is emerging evidence to suggest that turmeric may help prevent a number of cancers as well as being useful as an adjuvant in cancer treatment.

In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.

Plant Keywords : Turmeric, Curcuma longa, Chiang Huang, Curcuma, Curcumae Longae Rhizoma, Curcuma Rhizome, E Zhu, Haridra, Indian Saffron, Jiang Huang, Jiang Huang Curcumae Rhizoma, Turmeric Rhizome, Turmeric Root, Yellow Root, Yu Jin, Zedoary, மஞ்சள்
Plant References :
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric
  2. http://medicinalplants.us/turmeric-background-actions
  3. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-TURMERIC.aspx?activeIngredientId=662&activeIngredientName=TURMERIC&source=2
Turmeric

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