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Turmeric, Curcuma

Other Names: Turmeric, Curcuma, Curcuma Longa, Curcuma, Domestica
Traditional Usages:  Food, Spice, Perfumery, Colouring Agent, Dyspepsia, Liver and Gallbladder Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Salmonella, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Intermittent Fever, Edema, Bronchitis, Colds, Intestinal Worms, Leprosy, Kidney inflammations, Cystitis, Headaches,Chest Infections, Colic, Amenorrhea - Absent of a Menstrual Period, Festering Eye Infections, Oral Inflammations, Skin Inflammations, Infected Wounds, Chest Pains, Liver Disease
Resources: India, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Madagascar, the Moloccas, the Philippines, New Guinea, Malaysian Peninsula.
Parts Used: Rhizome, Leaves, Stem, Root
Administration Method: Ground herb and other natural preparations.
Herb Action: Antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, eases stomach pain, stimulates bile excretion
Herbal Research: Turmeric

  • Health Warnings: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • Avoid with gallbladder disease.
  • If you have undergone or intend to undergo surgery for appendicitis, avoid using this herbal remedy as it can cause bleeding
  • Do not take turmeric if you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin or Plavix.
  • In the case of gallstones, use only after consulting with your medical doctor.


Turmeric, Curcumin - Herbal remedy for Malaria: Curcumin gives turmeric (haldi) its bright yellow colour. It has been found to be highly effective against malaria, add turmeric to food or mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder in a glass of water and take it twice daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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