Overview

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) is used as a spice (it is part of curry powder), but it also has medicinal properties. The main active ingredient is curcumin, which is also used medicinally.


Binomial Synonyms

  • Curcuma domestica Valeton [Herbs of Commerce]

Other Common Names

  • Common Turmeric [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Indian Saffron [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Yellow Ginger [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Haridra
  • Khamin
  • Kurkum
  • Acafrao
  • Ukon
  • Haldi

Pinyin Names

  • jiang huang [Herbs of Commerce]
  • jian huang (rhizome) [Herbs of Commerce]
  • yu jin (root tuber) [Herbs of Commerce]

Ayurvedic Names

  • haridra [Herbs of Commerce]