Botanical Name— Curcuma longa Linn. (C. domestica Val.)

Family- SCITAMINAE (ZINZEBERCEAE)


 


Curcuma-longa-haridra


Karma Kapha-vãtahara, Lekhana, Visaghna, Varnya


Indications— Prameha, Kusta, Krimi, Kandu, Vrana, Pãndu, Kãmalã


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Morphology

Annual herb; root stock large, ovoid; sessile tubers thick, cylindrical, bright yellow inside.

Leaves— long petiole; oblong, narrow at the base.

Flower— bracts pale green; flowers as long as the bracts, pale green. Flowers during rainy season.


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properties.

Rasa: Tikta, Katu

Guna: Rüksa, Laghu

Virya: Usna

Vipaka: Katu



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