Curcuma longa


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Curcuma longa: Curcumin, Rubia cordifolia

turmeric

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) attenuates food allergy symptoms by regulating type 1/type 2 helper T cells (Th1/Th2) balance in a mouse model of food allergy.
Anti-obesity effect of a standardised ethanol extract from Curcuma longa L.
Common names Technical names Parts used Neem Azadirachta indica Seed Succulent cactus Carallumafimbriata Fruits Garlic Allium sativum Bulbs Turmeric Curcuma longa Rhizomes Bitter Apple Citrullus colocynthis Fruit Aak Calotropisprocera Leaves Table 2.
Curcuma longa root extract, also known as Turmeric root extract, helps reduce oiliness, delays the appearance of aging, and prevents the appearance of spots and other blemishes.
Dietary Curcuma longa enhances resistance against Eimeria maxima and Eimeria tenella infections in chickens.
Evaluation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) for gastric and duodenal antiulcer activity in rats.
Curcuma longa (turmeric) and more specifically curcumin, the main constituent of turmeric, are receiving increased clinical attention globally due to raising evidences on their therapeutic potential effects [1].
Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn) is one of the main spices belonging to the family of Zingiberaceae, used as medicine, condiment, and cosmetic worldwide and valued as a functional food because of its health promoting potentials [12].
Besides that, many previous studies had reported the plants which exerted anti-inflammatory activity between 70% and 80% at 100 [micro]g/ml to 2000 [micro]g/ml which can be considered to be higher such as Jatropha curcas (Jarak pagar), Curcuma longa (Kunyit), Boswellia serrata (Kemenyan), Labisia pumila (Kacip fatimah), Oenanthe javanica (Selom), Caricapapaya (Betik), and Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat ali) with the values of 86.00%, 82.50%, 80.00%, 75.68%, 75.64%, 72.63%, and 70.97%, respectively [29, 31, 35, 36, 40, 42].
Turmeric or Curcuma Longa also known as the Golden Spice of Life has grown to become a superstar botanical ingredient with several benefits thanks to the existence of thousands of studies supporting its efficacy.
Whilst several studies have supported the antidepressant effects of curcumin, derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa), and saffron (Crocus sativus) for people with MDD, interpretation of results have been limited due to study design, sample size, and short treatment durations.
Effect of Azotobacter chroococcum CL13 inoculation on growth and curcumin content of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.).