Curcuma longa
Turmeric
Turmeric
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Part of the plant used

Rizoma
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Major cosmetic applications

Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Antimicrobial. Depigmentant. Wound healing. Regenerating.

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Inception
Growing area

India
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Traditional uses

Hepatoprotective. Antiflatulent. Diuretic. Aphrodisiac. Antiparasitic. Antipyretic. Anti-inflammatory.
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Curiosities

Some Hindu women apply or rub the turmeric rhizome on the skin to prevent or reduce hair growth.