Turmeric Root or Curcuma Root,Phytochemicals and Applications.
- Basic Botanical Data and Identification of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Description of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Origin of Curcuma root.
- Curcuma Root Appearance and characters.
- Powdered plant material of Curcuma Root.
- Chemical assays and Phytochemicals of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Medicinal uses of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Experimental pharmacology of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Functions of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Curcuma Root Suggestions and Administrations.
- Literature from Chinese historical sources:Curcuma Root.
- Modern Researches of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.
- Curcuma longa Common Application.
- Dose escalation of a curcuminoid formulation.
- Effect of Curcuma longa and Ocimum sanctum on myocardial apoptosis in experimentally induced myocardial ischemic-reperfusion injury.
- Quality control including chromatographic fingerprint profiling.
- Research Update:Curcumae Longae.Curcuma longa.
Functions of Turmeric Root.Curcuma Root.:
Promotes circulation of blood and qi to alleviate pain, removes heat from the heart by alleviation of mental depression, normalizes the functioning of the gall-bladder to cure jaundice and clears heat from the blood.
1. Treats pains in the chest, hypochondria (extreme depression) and abdomen due to qi stagnation and blood stasis:
So pungent in taste as to be dispersing and flow-activating, this herb can not only promote blood circulation, but also activate the flow of qi and alleviate mental depression to achieve the effect of killing pain independently.
a) Pains in the chest, hypochondria and abdomen due to qi stagnation and blood stasis:
This herb is often used in combination with aucklandia root. If the pains are mostly due to qi stagnation, the dose of aucklandia root should be doubled; if they are mostly due to blood stasis, the dose of aromatic turmeric root-tuber should be doubled, i.e., Diandao Mu Jin San in the book 'The Golden Mirror of Medicine'. Clinically it is also often used in combination with red-rooted salvia root (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae), Chinese thorowax root (Radix Bupleuri), nutgrass flatsedge rhizome (Rhizoma Cyperi), etc.
b) Abdominal pain during menstruation and distention and fullness in the breasts due to accumulation of heat in the liver and stagnation and stasis of qi and blood: It is used in combination with Chinese thorowax root (Radix Bupleuri), pittosporum root, etc., e.g., Xuanyu Tongjing Tang in the book 'Fu Qingzhu's Obstetrics and Gynecology'.
c) Tightness and pain in the chest due to chest and hypochondria injury: The herb is used in combination with red-rooted salvia root (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae), yanhusuo (Rhizoma Corydalis), apricot kernels, etc., in order to soothe the liver by alleviation of mental depression and promote blood circulation to kill pain.
d) Masses in the hypochondria: This herb is used in combination with turtle shell, zedoary turmeric rhizome (Rhizoma Zedoariae), etc., in order to resolve blood stasis and remove masses.
2. Treats coma due to a febrile disease and mental disorder with epilepsy due to stagnation of phlegm:
So pungent in taste as to be dispersing and so bitter in taste as to be purging, this herb can alleviate mental depression and induce resuscitation, and being cold in nature, it can also clear heat from the heart.
a) Disturbance of the heart by pathogenic dampness with a damp-warm syndrome: It is used in combination with herbs sweetflag rhizome (Rhizoma Acari Calami), pittosporum root, etc., e.g., Changpu Yujin Tang.
b) Disturbance of the heart by phlegm-fire with insanity or epilepsy: This herb is used in combination with alum, e.g.,Bai Jin Wan.
3. Treats damp-heat syndromes of the liver and gall-bladder:
Cold in nature and entering the liver and gallbladder channels, this herb can clear away heat, normalize the functioning of the spleen and relieve jaundice.
a) Jaundice due to damp-heat in the liver and gall-bladder: This herb is used in combination with capillary artemisia (Herba Artemisiae Capillaridis), pittosporum root, etc.
b) Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones) with stones resulting from torments of damp-heat: It is often used in combination with loosestrife (Herba Lysimachiae), etc. in order to normalize the functioning of the gall-bladder and remove calculi.
4. Treats bleeding syndromes due to adverse-rising of qi and fire, such as hematemesis (vomiting of blood), epistaxis (nosebleed) and retrograde menstruation:
Bitter in taste and cold in nature, this herb can check upward adverse flow of lung-qi or stomach-qi, remove fire from the lungs and clear heat from the blood to arrest bleeding.
a) Hematemesis, epistaxis and retrograde menstruation: This herb is often used in combination with raw rehmannia,pittosporum root, etc., e.g., Shengdihuang Tang in the book 'Medicine Comprehended'.
b) Hematuria (blood in urine) and strangury (slow and painful spasmodic discharge of urine) complicated by hematuria due to impairment of blood vessels by heat accumulated in the abdomen: It is often used in combination with raw rehmannia, field thistle (Herba Cephalanoploris), etc.
In modern times, this has been used as the principal herb for the clinical treatment of lithiasis (the formation of stony concretions in the body) and is effective against lithiasis due to damp heat, qi stagnation and blood stasis, etc. In addition, aromatic turmeric root-tuber powder or tablets have been used for the treatment of extrasystole (premature beat of one of the chambers of the heart).
Cosmetic Uses of Curcuma Root
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract,commonly known as turmeric root extract,or curcuma root extract,could be used in cosmetics to strengthens the capillaries through vaso-tonic actions, relieves inflammation, provides antioxidant protection.Turmeric grows wild in the forests of Southeast Asia. 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 extract is rich in natural plant antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin by helping to reduce the visible signs of aging. It helps maintain a smooth, balanced and enlivened complexion by protecting the skin from the damage caused by free radicals.Tumeric is a mild aromatic stimulant seldom used in medicine except as a colouring. It was once a cure for jaundice. Tincture of Turmeric is used as a colouring agent, but the odour is fugitive. Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is beneficial for healthy joints, circulation and infections.Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is said to be beneficial for healthy joints, circulation, infections and many more overall health benefits.
Curcuma Longa extract is used in the following product types: facial moisturizer/treatment; body wash/cleanser; anti-aging; moisturizer; sunscreen: moisturizer; around-eye cream; shampoo; sunless tanning; facial cleanser; baby soap.
Beauty and Liver Protection:Turmeric is a potent antioxidant. It may be of assistance in reversing liver damage. It also prevents alcohol and other toxins from being converted to a harmful form within the liver.It may combined with some other herbs(such like Bilberry and Milkthistle) to get more benefit of liver protection,Bilberry is mainly used to protect the capillaries from free radical damage. Milk Thistle may stimulate the synthesis of liver cells and thus replace the old, damaged cells. These Antioxidants provide the body with herbs rich in antioxidants.Antioxidants have the ability to scavenge for free-radicals which are responsible for tissue damage and overloading the liver.Healthy Liver is necessary for beauty apperance.
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