Action Carminative, stomachic, appetizer, expectorant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory. Specific in
rheumatism and inflammation of liver; rheumatism; in contusions and sprains.

186 Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.

Presence of curcumin and a phytosterol is reported in the rhizome. The essential oil exhibited antimicrobial, antifungal and anthelmintic activity against tape worms.
Significant decrease was observed in liver total lipids and serum triglycerides of adult female rat when fed 10% Mango-ginger or 10% curcumin along with normal diet or a surcosebased hypertriglyceridaemic diet.
Dosage Rhizome𦠭 g powder; 1020 ml juice. (CCRAS.)

Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.

Family Zingiberaceae.

Habitat Central Himalaya, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and
South India.
English East Indian Arrowroot, Travancore Starch.
Ayurvedic Tvakshira, Tvakshiri.
Unani Tikhur, Tabaasheer.
Siddha/Tamil Ararut-gaddalu.
Action Starch桟ooling, demulcent, nutritious; used for asthma and bronchitis, as a substitute for Vansalochana (Bamboo-manna). Oil梐ntibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic against tape worms.
Rhizome梪sed for fever, diarrhoea, gravel, swellings and skin diseases.
The rhizomes yield 9.4% of an essential oil containing alpha-pinene 1.90, beta-pinene 17.92, d-ar-curcumene 27.84, d-camphor 12.20, d-alpha-terpineol 13.40, borneol 7.0, zingiberol 9.48 and a sesquiterpene alcohol 8.0%.

Dosage Rhizome𧈁0 g powder.

Curcuma aromatica Salisb.

Family Zingiberaceae.

Habitat Cultivated chiefly in West Bengal and Kerala.
English Wild turmeric, Yellow Zedoary.
Ayurvedic Karpuraa, Aranya-rajani kanda, Van Haridraa.
Unani Daarchob.
Siddha/Tamil Kastoori Manjal.

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