Curcuma Longa [Turmeric Extract]


Turmeric is used for dyspeptic disorders particularly feelings of fullness after meals and regular abdominal distention due to gas, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of the oral mucosa, Inflammatory skin conditions and infected wounds, cystitis, itching & skin disease.


Turmeric has antihepatotoxic, antihyperlipidemic, antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory effects. It is also antioxidative, antitumoral and antimicrobial (in particular, the sesquiterpene derivatives). It also inhibits prostaglandin formation. The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric are thought to be due to inhibition of leukotriene biosynthesis and through this inhibition a change in prostaglandin formation. Alpha tumerone blocks the proliferation of human lymphocytes and decrease the activity of natural killer cells. Curcumin has antineoplastic effects through an antiproliferative mechanism.

Dosage & Administration

1-2 capsules daily. Or, as directed by the registered physician.


Concurrent use of turmeric with antiplatelet, heparin, thrombolytic agents result in increased risk of bleeding.


Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile duct obstruction. It should also not be used by patients with hyperacidity or gastrointestinal ulcers.

Side Effects

Turmeric usually does not cause significant side effects; however, some people can experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Not to be used during pregnancy.

Precautions & Warnings

Stomach complaints can occur following extended use or in the case of overdose.

Therapeutic Class

Herbal and Nutraceuticals

Storage Conditions

Keep out of reach of the children. Keep away from direct sunlight. Store below 30°C in a dry place.