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(tŭr'mĕr-ik), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation tumeric.
1. Curcuma.
2. A spice prepared from the dried rhizome of Curcuma domestica, used in herbal medicine for promotion of wound healing.
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A culinary and medicinal plant native to India, which contains curcumin and volatile oil.
Chinese medicine
Turmeric is used internally in Chinese medicine for shoulder and postpartum pain, menstrual dysfunction and skin infections. 

Herbal medicine
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.
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This study was a double-blind randomized controlled trial of 367 knee osteoarthritis patients which indicated that curcuma domestica extracts are as effective as ibuprofen for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.
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Establecimiento de diferentes variantes agrotecnicas en el cultivo de la Yuquilla o curcuma (Curcuma longa Lin), sin.(Curcuma domestica) y de la Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus sabdariffa Lin).
Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis.