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Curcumae Longae Rhizoma (姜黄)  is the dried rhizome of Curcuma longa L., family Zingiberaceae.

Other name   
Kha-Min-Chan (Thai name), Jianghuang (Chinese name), Turmeric, Curcuma, Yellow Ginger

Macroscopic character

Irregularly cylindrical, some shortly branched, externally dark yellow, rough, with wrinkled striations. Fracture brownish-yellow to golden-yellow, distinct annulations, scattered dots of vascular bundles. Odor, characteristic and aromatic; taste, bitter and pungent.

Important cultivation area
Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian and Guangxi provinces.

Processing method
Eliminate foreign matters, wash clean, soak until soften, cut into thick slice and dry.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
Pungent and bitter; warm. Enter spleen and liver channels. Resolve blood stasis and move qi, unblock the meridian and relieve pain.

Thai Traditional Medicine action
Pungent, warm. Use for Dhatu norishment, complications caused by abnormal menstruation and postpartum toxemia, sputum, fever, pruritic, wound and swollen.

Usage and dosage   3-10 g, decoction for oral use. Appropriate amount for external use.


* Contraindication and precaution * 

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