temu lawak

temu lawak (tāˑ·mōō läˑ·wäk),

n Latin name:
Curcuma xanthorrhiza; part used: root; uses: general health, choleretic, pain, antirheumatic, itching, liver problems, jaundice, gall stones, galactogogic, skin diseases, antispasmodic, menstrual dysfunction, rectum inflammation, hemmorhoids, antidiarrheal, antidysenteric, stomach disorders, antipyretic, yeast infection, leukorrhoea, gastric gas, constipation, diabetes, blood clots, antifungal, antibacterial, induction of uterine contraction, antioxidant, antitumor; precautions: pregnancy, obstruction of bile duct, gallbladder disease, blood-thinning medication; can cause gastrointestinal irritation. Also called
giant curcuma, false tumeric, and
temulawak.
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