Medincinal Properities of Tumeric (Curcuma longa)

Used as an alternative, complimentary traditional chinese medicine for thousands of years.

Medicinal Properties:

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Anti-oxidant
  3. Acts to protect the liver against toxins
  4. Improves circulation

Applications and mode of action:

Digestive System: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, induces the flow of bile which breaks down fats.

Systemic: It acts as an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant

Antibacterial properties: The volatile oils in turmeric appear to have anti-bacterial properties and protect the skin when applied topically to sites of injury.

The Benefits of Tumeric. Retrieved August 9, 2010 from


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