ginger family

plant Description

Her homeland is Asia, where she is planted in cultures. It is similar to the ginger plant. Perennial, herbaceous plant with branched, fleshy and aromatic, intense yellow roots. This results in a bundle of leaves with long, lanceolate leaves. Curcuma grows to a height of up to 1 m and produces mature inflorescences. This forms elongated capsule fruits.

Medicated plant parts

The rhizome, dug as soon as the above-ground parts of the plant begin to wither. Separate the pear-shaped tubers and thick root branches from the adhering fine roots, wash them and immerse them in boiling water. This distributes the yellow color from the secretion cells over the entire tuber. It is then dried in the sun.


Essential oil, bitter substances, curcumin, starch.

Healing effect and application

The yellow dye curcumin promotes the emptying of the gallbladder, the essential oil increases bile production. The drug also has weak anti-inflammatory properties. Indicated for indigestion as a result of reduced bile production. However, the drug is hardly used as a cure. In contrast, turmeric is very popular and popular as a spice. Curcuma is an important part of the curry.

Application in homeopathy

Again, turmeric is used to promote bile production. Mostly in the powers D1 to D3.

side effects

Side effects are not expected at normal doses. Do not use with occlusions of the biliary tract.

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