Curcuma longa

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Related to Curcuma longa: Curcumin, Rubia cordifolia


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.

Curcuma longa,

n See turmeric.
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Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of Curcuma longa rhizome extract against Staphylococcus aureus.
New biological activity against phospholipase A2 by Turmerin, a protein from Curcuma longa L.
Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, having a member called Curcuma longa, which is a perennial herb.
Studies on antifertility effect of rhizome of Curcuma longa linn.
Curcuma longa extract as a histologicaldye for collagen fibres and red blood cells.
Efectos farmacologicos y nutricionales de los extractos de Curcuma longa y de los cucuminoides.
The analgesic and anti-pyretic activities of Curcuma longa (synonym: Curcuma domestica) rhizome extracts (which contain curcumin) has been shown in rats [21].
examining a painting of the Curcuma longa plant in a William Roxburgh journal, with S.
A member of the ginger family, this spice is harvested from the root of a curcuma longa plant.