Curcuma longa Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Curcuma longa Linn. is aslo known as Amomum curcuma Jacq., Curcuma domestica Val., belongs to Scitaminaceae, Zingiberaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Aruq as-Suff, Kurkum.
The English Name for this herb is Turmeric.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Haldi, Zard-Choli.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Curcuma longa Linn. are Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Aromatic, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Cholagogue, Cicatrizant, Deobstruent, Expectorant, Mild Antispasmodic, Stomachic, Styptic, Vasodilator, Vulnerary.


The Indications of Curcuma longa Linn. are Bronchitis, Jaundice, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Leprosy, Haemoptysis, Chronic Wounds, Chronic Intermittent Fevers.

The Indications of Root of Curcuma longa Linn. are Toothache, Hysterical Fits, Persistent Jaundice, Inflammations, Chronic Skin Diseases, Cardiac Affections, Liver Affections, Flatulence, Itching, Whooping Cough, Nasal Catarrh, Bruises, Freckles, Intemittent Fever, Dyspepsia.

No Contra Indication information is available for Curcuma longa Linn..


The Temperaments of Curcuma longa Linn. are 3rd order, warm and dry, Warm (severe) and dry (moderate).

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
CHOLESTEROLHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
ROGHAN-E-SURKHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Curcuma longa Linn. is used in the preparation of Basliqun-Kabir, Hab Narkachur, Hab-i-Haldi, Marham Jadwar, Roghan Surkh, Sunun Zard compounds.


Whole Herb1.000g - 3.000gN/A

Herb's Description

Curcuma longa Linn.. An aromatic, perennial herb. Rhizome stout, large, ovoid, with sessile cylindrical tubers. Leaves oblong, 25-40 cm long by 10-20 cm wide and both faces glabrous. Inflorescence, cylindrical, flowers pale yellow. Calyx tubular Corolla 2-3 times as long, tubular lobes 10 mm long. The capsules are ellipsoid Seeds are rare

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It is native of Southern Asia. It occurs in Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Fiji, France, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, United States Of America, Yugoslavia.. The plant is cultivated throughout warmer parts of the world.
Odor: The odor of Rhizomes of Curcuma longa Linn. is Faintly Aromatic,Spicy
Rhizomes: Bitter,Pungent


No information regarding Curcuma longa Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Curcuma longa Linn.'s Active constituents:


No information regarding Curcuma longa Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

Described as harmful for cardiac functions when used in large doses or for long duration.Curcuminoids may cause stomach ulcer.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Curcuma longa Linn.. (work in progress)