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Black Turmeric

Black Turmeric

Product Details

Shelf Life 1 Year
Color Bluish-Black Rhizomes
Camphor 28%
Moisture Below 10 %
Pack Size 10-50 kg
Botanical Name Curcuma Caesia

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Black Turmeric, Curcuma caesia, or black zedoary, a perennial herb with bluish-black rhizomes is native to NorthEast India and Central India. Black Turmeric is also sparsely found in Papi Hills of East Godavari, West Godavari, and Khammam Districts of Andhra Pradesh. The rhizomes of Black Turmeric have a high economical importance because of its putative medicinal properties. The rhizomes are used in the treatment of smooth muscle relaxant activity, haemorrhoids, leprosy, asthma, cancer, epilepsy, fever, wound, vomiting, menstrual disorder, anthelmentic, aphrodisiac, inflammation, gonorrhoeal discharges.


It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The root has been used medicinally for centuries to treat arthritis, asthma, and epilepsy. Black turmeric root is crushed and can be applied to bruises and sprains to ease discomfort or applied to the forehead to help relieve symptoms of migraines.


The research on the volatile rhizomes oil of Curcuma caesia resulted in the identification of 30 components, representing 97% of the oil, with camphor (28%), ar-turmerone (12%), (Z)-ocimene (8%), ar-curcumene (7%), 1,8-cineole (5%), elemene (5%), borneol (4%), bornyl acetate (3%) and curcumene (3%) as the major constituents. Other research demonstrated 

diphenyl alkanoids, phenylpropene derivatives, terpenoids, flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids as major constituents.


Traditional uses of Curcuma caesia :

The fresh and dried rhizomes of curcuma caesia are used for treatment of various diseases.

The following uses have been reported.

  • Dried rhizomes and leaves of curcuma caesia Roxb.are used in piles, leprosy asthma, cancer, wounds, impotency, fertility, tooth ache, vomiting, and allergies.
  • Fresh rhizome decoction is used as anti diarrhoeiaric and to get relief from stomach ache. The fresh rhizome paste of curcuma caesia is applied during the snake bite and scorpion bite.
  • The rhizome is used for the treatment of cough, fever, dysentery, worm infection.
  • The fresh rhizomes are used in leprosy, cancer, epilepsy, anti-helmenthic, aphrodisiac, gonorrhoreal discharge.
  • Rhizome of Curcuma caesia is grounded in the form of paste in rheumatic arthritis.
  • The rhizome of Curcuma caesia is grounded and applied in the form of paste in rheumatic arthritis.
  • Crushed rhizome paste is applied against cur or injury to control bleeding and quick healing.
  • The rhizome Curcuma caesia is administered during inflammation of tonsils.
  • The roots of the Curcuma caesia are grounded into powder and used water to treat gastric disorder.

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