Why don't we honour our nature ?

As a person who grew up in South East Asia, I still remember........ when I was kid my parents always told me to drink Curcuma (Curcuma xanthorhizza) or Turmeric (Curcuma longa) juice. They told me these bitter-taste juices would make good-health for me. That's all they said.

This blog is dedicated for any Medicinal Herbs especially Asian-originated herbs.

You can find many Asian-originated herbs on my blog and also please ask me if you have any question by leaving a comment. I'll be glad to answer as long as I can help.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Curcuma longa

Curcuma longa:
  • Family: Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family)
  • Genus: Curcuma
  • Species: Longa
  • Scientific Name: Curcuma Longa Linnaeus
Curcuma longa is ginger family (Zingiberaceae) member. A Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus, who also known as the Father of Taxonomy, classified Curcuma Longa during his research.

Medicinal Properties:

* anti-oxidant;
* anti-inflammatory effects
* anti-platelet;
* anti-cancer effects
* anti: -viral, -bacterial effects