Temu Hitam ( Curcuma aeruginosa Rhizome )

English Name : Curcuma aeruginosa Rhizome
Indonesian Name : Temu Hitam
Botanical Name : Curcuma aeruginosa
Simplisia Name : Curcumae aeruginosae Rhizoma
Botanical Part Used : Rhizome
Specification : –
Test Method : –
Ratio Botanical : 10:01
Indication : Anthelmintic, stomachache

Curcuma aeruginosa rhizome is empirically used as a traditional medicine for rheumatic, cough, asthma, increase appetite; remove dirty blood from body after pregnant, cough with phlegm and anthelmintic. The rhizome of this plant is used medicinally to treat asthma and cough, scurvy and mental derangements. It also added in a beverage given to women in confinement to accelerate the lochia and decrease pain and inflammation of uterus (Perry, 1980; Pongbunrod,1979). It is considered to be depurative and used both internally and externally for treating exanthema and also as a poultice for itching.

Active Constituens :
volatile oil, tanin, curcumol, curcumenol, isocurcumenol, curcumin, demethyoxycurcumin, bisdemethyoxycurcumin

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