Curcuma longa

English: Turmeric

Sanskrit/Indian: Haridra

Russian: Куркума длинная

Curcuma longa

General information:

Turmeric is a vital herb in Ayurvedic medicine, whose spice form can be recognized by its dazzling, yellow color. The root of the herb, used either fresh or dried, has a host of medicinal benefits. It acts as a carminative and also enhances the complexion and skin-tone. In addition, Turmeric can be used to combat liver damage, respiratory disorders and ulcers.


Turmeric’s principal constituent is curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant.


  • Turmeric has gastroprotective properties, which prevent stomach ulcers.
  • As an anti-inflammatory, the herb alleviates joints aches and pains.
  • It is beneficial in treating respiratory disorders.
  • Turmeric is also known to lower blood cholesterol levels.