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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
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