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Curcuma Longa Root Extract

This extract is obtained from the root/rhizome of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) with a method specifically developed in the laboratory by the research and development department to obtain the main active ingredients.

This extract is available in five different types of solvents for easier inclusion in the formulation, type and purpose of the product.

Benefits

It is commonly used as an ingredient in cosmetic products mainly in anti-inflammatory products (rheumatic pains, blows, etc.). Another well-known property is its ability to fight free radicals for its antioxidant power.

Curcuma also has a marked diuretic effect, already described by Ayurvedic medicine treaties, which will give us benefits in the mobilization of fats and their subsequent elimination.

Other common uses are its inclusion in toothpastes and mouthwashes as it produces a mouth effect of increased salivation and also increases in this levels of ptialin (amylase) and mucopolysaccharides (mucin).

To sum up, it has the following properties: analgesic, antiseptic, aperitif, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, digestive, expectorant, slightly rubefacient, sweaty and tonic, etc.

History

It’s originated from various parts of Southeast Asia, and is mainly cultivated in India, China, Java and adjacent areas. Its name seems to derive from the Sanskrit “Kum-Kuma” or from the Persian (classical Arabic) “Kur-Kum” which can be translated as Indian Saffron.

It’s a perennial plant with tuberous oblong root or rhizome (Longa). It has a very peculiar smell and taste, slightly bitter, with warm aromatic components.

Curcuma is a medicinal plant known and widely used since ancient times. Its use is listed in numerous bibliography and abundant medicinal treaties very old from China and India for its medicinal benefits.

Later, it went through the Greek Civilization until the Roman popular culture. All of them enumerate its powerful properties for human health, both internally and topically.

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