Curcuma comosa Roxb.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 168

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Curcuma comosa Roxb.
status

 

Curcuma comosa Roxb. 

Names.

Myanmar: nanwinga, sanwinga, sanwin-yaing. English: tumeric.

Range.

Tropical Asia. In Myanmar, found in Bago and Mandalay.

Use.

Stem: One tablespoon of the powdered dried rhizome mixed with honey is taken twice daily to lower blood pressure.

Notes.

The rhizomes are used externally in indigenous medicine in Thailand, and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Also, in combination with Artemizia annua  and Artistolochia tagala  , they are used to reduce malaria fever and as an aromatic stomachic ( Khine 2006).

Five diphenylheptenoids have been extracted and tested for their inhibition of nematode activity. On the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans  , it has been shown to be a most potent inhibitor of nematode motility. A phloracetophenone glucoside has also been isolated ( Khine 2006).

References.

Mya Bwin and Sein Gwan 1973, Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Curcuma