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  Botanical Name :  Curcuma longa
  Family :  Zingiberaceae
  Common Name :  Turmeric

Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. Its active ingredient is curcumin and it has a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell. In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric has many medicinal properties and many in South Asia use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It is also used as an antibacterial agent. Turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders. This database contains about 100 chemical constituents present in turmeric and the chemical/pharmacological information relating each compound in it.

  Constituents (Alphabetical order)