· This plant is a wide spread, and it has many different common names: Turmeric, Jiang Huang, Ukon, Renet, Rame, Temu Kuning, Temu Kunyit, and Tius.

· The largest production of Curcuma Lunga is  in India, and it  produces about (90%) of Turmeric in the world .

· It known as golden spice.

· Sangil is the most important trading center for Turmeric, that   is a town in India.

.  Tamil Nadu is a city in India known as " yellow city" or "Turmeric city" because it is the  second largest city in the world in producing Curcuma Longa.

· The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin, and it has many ranges of therapeutic effects.

·  It served as a tea in Japan.

·  It is very good source for vitamins like vitamin C, Potassium, and magnesium.


· It is  widely used in beverage, ice-cream, yogurts, and cakes.

· It  cultivated in 3000 B.C by Harappan civilization.

· It is known as antioxidant, anti-flammatory, and carcinogenic agent.

· The last studies for Curcumin provide that cause degradation of the human protein p35, which is responsible about removing damage cells.

· Thailand use project to extract and isolate Tetrahydro Curcumin oids (THC) from turmeric to use  it as treatment for skin inflammations and cosmetics formulations.

. Some Indonesians used it to dye their body in the wedding as a part of wedding ritual. 

. Some Indian women use turmeric  paste to remove their body hair.

.  Turmeric paste is used as home remedy for sunburn, and it used as  a sunscreen.

.   People in middle ages called Turmeric "Indian saffron" because they used it instead of  real saffron,  which  is very expensive.

.   Turmeric has been used in China as a  treatment for depression.

.     It is used as  assists in remodeling of damaged skin.


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