Turmeric Root Chips
COMMON NAME: Turmeric
OTHER NAME: Haldi, Haldar
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcuma longa Linn.
PLANT FAMILY: Zingiberaceae
OVERVIEW: Turmeric is considered to be one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic tradition.
INTRODUCTION: Tufty perennial herb about 1m height. root thick much-branched, golden yellow, Leaves large, entire, long-sheathed, glabrous on both sides. Inflorescence cylindrical, arising from the leaves, on a scape of yellow flowers and greenish or whitish bracts with pink tips.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: The root contain the pigment curcumin; and essential oil consisting of sesquiterpenes, zingiberene, D-a-phellandrene, turmerone, dehydrotermerone, y and a alanto lactone, curcumin, cineol.
PARTS USED: Dried Rootchips.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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