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Turmeric

Turmeric

Scientific name of Turmeric: Curcuma longa

Name of Turmeric in different languages:-

 Sanskrit: Haridra, Haridre, Rajani, Gauri, Harida, Ratri, Harita, Jayanti, Kancani, Nisha, Krimighna, Yoshitriya, Dvi Nisha, Dvaya, Kshapa, Bhadra, Bhadrulata, Dirdhraga, Dirgharanga.

Hindi: Haldi

Malayalam: Manjal മഞ്ഞൾ

Useful plant parts of Turmeric: Rhizome

Plant description:

Turmeric-Curcuma longa is a perennial herb, grow  to average height of 75 cm tall. The leaves are arranged alternately, in two rows, about 35 cm wide, oblong to elliptic, tapered at both ends. Rhizomes are orange, cylindrical and aromatic. The flowers are multicoloured with pink, light green and white at the terminals.

 

Leaf Arrangement

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Medicinal uses of Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, antibacterial, and antiviral and to treat stomach and liver ailments, sores, aches, pains, wounds, sprains, and liver disorders, eczema, chicken pox, allergy,  scabies

Chemical content of Turmeric:

Curcumin

How to prepare medicines:

Turmericis the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Alargin tablets Kurinji Kuzhambu Panchavalkadi Thaialam  
Arimedadi Thailam Lakshadi Kuzhambu Paranthyadi Thailam
Balaswagandhadi Thailam Lakshadi Oil Pathyadi Kadha 
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam  Lakshadi Velichenna Phal Kalyan Ghrita 
Brihat Marichadi TailaMaha Laxadi Tailm Prameha Mihira Taila  
Brihat Phala Ghrita Mahanarayana Tailm Punarnavadi mandur 
Chandanadi Thailam Maharajaprasarini Thailam Rasnadi Choornam 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil  Mahatiktam kashayam Shankhpushpi Oil 
Dineseladi Velichenna Muktadi Mahanjana Somaraji Oil 
Guggulutiktam Kashayam Nagradi Thailam Sudarshana Choornam 
Gulgulumarichadi Tailam Nalpaamaradi Keram Triguni Plus Tablet  
Jathyadi Ghrita  Nalpamaradi Thaialam  Vacha Lasunadi Thailam  
Jatyadi Tailam Niruryadi Gulika Vilwadi Gulika 
Katakakhadiradi Kashayam Nisakathakadi kashayam Vyagiri Thailam 
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