May 25, 2016

Javanese Turmeric

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What other names is Javanese Turmeric known by?

Curcuma, Curcuma de Java, Curcuma Javanais, Cúrcuma Javanesa, Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Curcumae Xanthorrhizae Rhizoma, Java Turmeric, Safran des Indes, Témoé-lawacq, Témoé-lawaq, Temu Lawak, Temu Lawas, Tewon Lawa.

What is Javanese Turmeric?

Javanese turmeric is a plant that is native to the forests of Indonesia and the Malaysian peninsula. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse Javanese turmeric with turmeric.

Javanese turmeric is used for indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), feelings of fullness or bloating after meals, intestinal gas, stomach disorders, and liver and gallbladder complaints. It is also used for improving appetite and digestion.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Indigestion.
  • Feelings of fullness.
  • Intestinal gas.
  • Stomach disorders.
  • Liver problems.
  • Gallbladder problems.
  • Improving appetite.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Javanese turmeric for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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