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Related to Curcuma longa: Curcumin, Rubia cordifolia
turmericA culinary and medicinal plant native to India, which contains curcumin and volatile oil.
Turmeric is used internally in Chinese medicine for shoulder and postpartum pain, menstrual dysfunction and skin infections.
Turmeric is analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, carminative and cholegogic, and has been used for anorexia, arthritis, fever, gastrointestinal complaints, hypertension, liver and gallbladder disease and haematologic complaints, as well as ocular, dermal and other infections.
n See turmeric.