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Home » Raw Herbs » Rhizome

Curcuma angustifolia  Roxb.

   

Botanical Name

:

Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.

English Name

:

Wild-Arrow-Root

Family

:

Zingiberaceae

 

General Info

Description

Herb with a tuberous rhizome. Rootstock small, producing long fleshy fibrous roots terminating in oblong tubers; leaves cauline, 30-45cm, lanccolate, acute; flowers yellow, in lateral spikes; capsules ovoid, seeds small.

Herb Effects

Demulcent(tuber powder); Anthelmintic (essential plant oil)

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

1-alpha-curcumene, D-camphor, alpha and beta-pinene, alpha-terpineol, zingiberol, D-borneol and a sesquiterpene alcohol (essential plant oil).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
D-camphor 76-22-2 1,7,7-trimethylnorbo
rnan-2-one
C10H16O Click Here To Enlarge
alpha-Pinene 80-56-8 2,7,7-trimethylbicyc
lo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge
beta-Pinene 23089-32-9 6,6-dimethyl-2-methy
lidene-norpinane
C10H16 Click Here To Enlarge
alpha-Terpineol 10482-56-1 2-(4-methyl-1-cycloh
ex-3-enyl)propan-2-o
l
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge
D-borneol 464-43-7 1,7,7-trimethylnorbo
rnan-2-ol
C10H18O Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

For subnormal body temperature, fever, diarrhoea and gravel (rhizome); for jaundice (tuber powder). The juice obtained by crushing the rhizome is rubbed on swellings of the body. A paste of the rhizome is bound with a cloth on fractures. The essential plant oil is used to expel intestinal worms.

Reference

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

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