Curcuma longa L. 姜黄 (Jianghuang, Common Turmeric)

  • Jing-jing ZhuEmail author


Curcuma longa L. is a perennial herb. The plant grows to a height of three to five feet, and is cultivated extensively in Asia in areas with a tropical climate [1, 2, 3]. It has oblong, pointed leaves and bears funnel-shaped yellow flowers.


Indian Subcontinent Black Pepper Curcuma Longa Angelica Sinensis Black Cumin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Chinese Materia MedicaChina Academy of Chinese Medical SciencesBeijingChina

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