Simple Herbal Extracts | Turmeric



Botanical Name

Curcuma longa

Part Used



Avoid large doses in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Turmeric is useful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic in treatment of arthritis, colitis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and bursitis. It is also an antihepatotoxin, cholagogue, anti-protozoal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal. Turmeric mildly lowers blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol levels, and  reduces oxidative damage to the liver, blood vessels (atherosclerosis), and eyes.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.