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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.


/tur·mer·ic/ (tur´mer-ik) Curcuma longa or its rhizome, which is used to treat dyspepsia and anorexia, and has a wide variety of uses in traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda, and folk medicine


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.

turmeric (tōōrˑ·mr·ik),

n Latin name:
Curcuma longa; part used: rhizome; uses: in Ayurveda, balances tridosha (bitter, pungent, light, dry), antioxidant, antiinflammatory, menstrual complaints, colic, dyspepsia, hematuria, flatulence, possible uses as anticancer, antiretroviral, cholecystitis, arthritis; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with gall bladder obstructions, gallstones, peptic ulcers, bleeding disorders; those taking anticoagulant medications, immunosuppressants, NSAIDs; gastrointestinal ulcerations may occur with high dosages. Also called
curcuma, haldi, haridra, Indian saffron, Indian valerian, jiang huang, kyoo, radix, red valerian, tumeric, or
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