Curcuma Longa

Curcuma Longa

Latin name: Curcuma longa L. (= Curcuma domesCurcuma Longatica Valeton)

Origin: India, Southeast Asia

Permitted plant parts: rhizome

Curcumin is a constituent of Curcuma longa. Curcuma is cultivated in India and other parts of Southeast Asia where it is a common spice used in Indian dishes such as curry. Curcuma is what gives these dishes their strong yellow color. In addition to its use as a spice, curcuma has been used in Ayurvedic medicine (traditional system of medicine from India) for a wide variety of conditions most commonly related to inflammation. Curcumin polyphenols are the active constituents in turmeric