Curcuma Xanthorrhiza, known as Temulawak, Java ginger or Javanese ginger, is a plant species, belonging to the ginger family. It is known in Javanese as temulawak, in Sundanese as koneng gede and in Madurese as temu labak.
Curcuma has a Latin name Curcuma xanthorrhiza is a medicinal plant commonly used as a herbal ingredient. Curcuma has a shape and color that is almost similar to turmeric.
Curcuma has several chemical compounds found in the rhizome, or root, which include fellandrean and turmerol. Then the essential oil, camphor, glucoside, foluymetik carbinol and curcuminoid.
Curcuminoid consisting of curcumin and desmetoksikurkumin, useful neutralize toxins, relieve joint pain, improve bile secretion, lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, antibacterial, preventing a fatty in liver cells, and antioxidants.
While saving benefits of essential oils to increase the production of bile and suppress tissue swelling.
Benefits of Curcuma
Health problems in the digestive tract such as flatulence, dyspepsia, and indisgestion can be overcome with curcuma. In 2006, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology stated that patients with health problems in the ulcerative colitis disease have improved by taking curcuma supplements on a regular basis.
The health benefits that this was already a famous both in India since thousands of years ago. Curcuma, or commonly known as Curcuma, has the ability to relieve inflammation, such as osteoarthritis.
Curcuma for cancer
Curcuma is also effective in treating cancer, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate. From the scientific journal "The Prostate", it is known that the Curcuma can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The University of Maryland Medical Center explains this by hypothesizing that Curcuma work to stop the growth of blood vessels that supply the cancer.