Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Botanical Name(s): Curcuma Longa
Popular Name(s): Curcuma, Indian Saffron, Yellow Ginger, Haridra
and Yu Jin.
Parts Used: Rhizomes
Habitat: Southern Asia. Cultivated in China, Bengal and Java.
Description: This is a perennial herb with a large rhizome and
large leaves with yellow flowers and is a close relative to the ginger
Uses: Turmeric has many health benefits. This herb can be used
internally to assist with digestive problems and skin complaints,
circulatory disorders as well as tumors in the uterus and menstrual
problems. It is also indicated to help with painful menstruation.
Furthermore it is used to treat liver disease and jaundice as well as