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Home » Raw Herbs » Rhizome

Curcuma amada  Roxb.

   

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Botanical Name

:

Curcuma amada Roxb.

English Name

:

Amada, Mango ginger

Family

:

Zingiberaceae

 

General Info

Description

A rhizomatus aromatic herb having height upto 90 cm. Leaves long, petiolate, oblong-lanceolate, tapering at both ends, glabrous. Flowers white or pale yellow in spikes in the centre of the tuft of leaves.

Herb Effects

Potentiation of amphetamine toxicity, stimulates the central nervous system, hypothermic and carminative (rhizome); fights the microorganism (Vibrio) that causes cholera and acts as a trypsin inhibitor (tuber); sweet, bitter, appetizer, alexiteric, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, laxative.

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Alpha-pinene, camphor, alpha and beta- cucumene, cuminyl alcohol, turmerone and myristic acid (essential plant oil).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
alpha-Pinene 80-56-8 2,7,7-trimethylbicyc
lo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene
C10H16
Camphor 8022-77-3 1,7,7-trimethylnorbo
rnan-2-one
C10H16O Click Here To Enlarge
Myristic Acid Not Available Hexane C6H14 Click Here To Enlarge
Cuminyl alcohol 536-60-7 (4-propan-2-ylphenyl
)methanol
C10H14O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

As a carminative, increasing the secretion of gastric juices, bruises and sprains (rhizome); biliousness, various skin related ailments, bronchitis, asthma, hiccup, inflammations etc (plant)

Reference

Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

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