Curcuma longa

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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.

Curcuma longa,

n See turmeric.
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Incubation of Caco-2 cells with 50 [micro]g/ml Curcuma longa extract and 40 [micro]g/ml Curcuma sp.
The polyphenol curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the active componenet of the spice plant Curcuma longa and has been shown to exert multiple actions on mammalian cells.
1) is the major compound derived from the rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa.
Dried powder (1 kg) of Curcuma longa rhizome (voucher specimen nos.
The components of Tricutan, extracts of Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Centella asiatica (gotu kola), tetrahydrocurcumin derived from Curcuma longa (tumeric), and DMAE, have all been shown to have beneficial effects on skin (Calabrese et al.
Ferula asafoetida and Curcuma longa in traditional medical treatment and diet in Nepal.
Curcumin, the main bioactive component of Curcuma longa (turmeric) has been found to influence a number of these pathways.
For instance, the components isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa exerted potent immunostimulatory effects on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), they stimulated the PBMCs proliferation and increased the releases of IL-2, TNF-[alpha], and IFN--[gamma] (Yue et al.
Safety and efficacy of Curcuma longa extract in the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Apart from the above plants, she has innovated superparamagnetic materials from the plants of Cocos nucifera and Curcuma longa.
The formulation contains curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, which improves the evenness of the skin tone.