English Name :- Turmeric
Botanical Name :- Curcuma domestica
Family :- ZINGIBERACEAE
Parts - Used:- Rhizome
Habit :- Tall herb about 2-3 feet high with fleshy rhizomes of yellow-orange color inside.
Taste :- Slightly bitter
Chemical Constituents :- Rhizome Contains: Active curcumin compound, Essential oils- Termericoil and Terpenoids, A volatile oil: It contains curcumen (Terpene) Starch, Albuminoids; Curmene is helpful in dissolving the cholesterol.
Cold, Cough, Skin disease, Abdominal worms, Diabetes, Scabies, Leucoderma, Polyuria, Ulcer, Swellingsm Anaemia, Indigestion, Jaundice, Conjectivities, Blood purifier, Liver tonic, Promote complexion.
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