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Accepted name: 
Curcuma longa L. [Zingiberaceae]
Source of taxonomy and confidence: 
World Checklist ( Three stars out of three )
Information about this plant: 
Non-scientific name: Class of name: Medicinal plant reference:
acafrao Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
acafrão Other Med. & Pois. Pl. N.E.Braz. (Agra et al., 2007)
Med. Pl. N.E.Brazil (Fátima Agra et al., 2008)
aneshta Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
aricaṉam Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
arishina Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
arishna Other Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
arqussofar Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
asabi-e-safr Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
ath kaha Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
avea Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
azafran Other Med. Plants for Diabetes in C. America (Giovannini et al, 2016)
azafran de la india Other World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
azafrán de la india Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
açafroeira Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
açafrão-da-terra Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
açafrão-da-índia Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
besar Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
bim kaha Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
cago rerega Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
chiang-huang Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
common tumeric Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
common turmeric Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Medicinal Plants in China (WHO, 1997)
Medicinal plants in Viet Nam (WHO, 1990)
Native American Ethnobotany (Moerman, 1998)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
curcum Other U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
curcuma Other Dizionario Delle Erbe Med. (Suozzi, 1995)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Med. Pl. Braz. Pharm. (Brandão et al., 2006)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
curcuma larga Other Dizionario Delle Erbe Med. (Suozzi, 1995)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
curcuma long Other Les Plantes Méd. de la Pharmacopée: Liste A (2000)
curcuma longa rhizome Other Korean Pharmacopoeia, 9th edn. (2007)
curcuma root Other Korean Pharmacopoeia, 9th edn. (2007)
curcumae longae radix Pharmaceutical Korean Pharmacopoeia, 9th edn. (2007)
curcumae longae rhizoma Pharmaceutical E-Kommission: Approved Status (1984-1994)
EMA Com. Monog.: Curcuma longa, rhiz. (2008)
European Pharmacopoeia, 7th edn. (2012)
Farmacopeia Brasileira, 5th edn. (2010)
Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
Korean Pharmacopoeia, 9th edn. (2007)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2015)
curcumae longae rhizome Pharmaceutical Korean Herbal Pharmacopoeia (2002)
curcumae radix Pharmaceutical Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2015)
curcumae rhizoma Pharmaceutical Japanese Pharmacopoeia 15th edn. (2006)
Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
curcumae rhizoma purveratum Pharmaceutical Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
curcumawurzelstock Other E-Kommission: Approved Status (1984-1994)
curcuminoids Other U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 32 (2008)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
cúrcuma Other Farmacopeia Brasileira, 5th edn. (2010)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
cúrcuma, raiz Other Farmacopea Herbolaria Mexico (2001)
cúrcuma, raíz Other Farmacopea Herbolaria Mexicanos (2013)
dilau Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
dilaw Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
dosa Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
doṣā Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
gauri Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
gelbwurzel Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
gengibre-amarelo Other Med. & Pois. Pl. N.E.Braz. (Agra et al., 2007)
Med. Pl. N.E.Brazil (Fátima Agra et al., 2008)
gengibre-dourada Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
gezo Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
goeratji Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
gurkmeja Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
haku halu Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
halad Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
halada Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haladhi Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haladi Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
halalda Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
halalsa Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haldar Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
halder Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haldhi Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haldi Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
haldu Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
halede Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
haledo Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
halija Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
halu Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
halud Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
harandi Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
hardi Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
hardithuli Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
haridra Other Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
haridrā (rhizome) Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
harita Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
hohomich Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
hsanwen Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
huang chiang Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
huangsiyujin Other Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
hurid Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
indian saffron Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
indian saffrong Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
indian-saffron Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
jagent Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
jiang huang Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
TCM Plants for Syst. Bio. Evaluation (Eisenberg et al, 2011)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
jianghuang Other Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
Med. Pls. Used by Maonan People in China. (Hong et l., 2015)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2015)
Trad. Med. in Dali Prefecture, SW China. (Zhang et al., 2014)
jiânghuan Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
jiānghuáng Other Medicinal Plants in China (WHO, 1997)
kaha Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kakoenji Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kalo haledo Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kari manjal Other Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
khamin chan Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
khaminchan Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
khanada Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
kiko eea Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kilunga kuku Other Handbook African Med. Pl. (Iwu, 1993)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kitambwe Other Handbook African Med. Pl. (Iwu, 1993)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
koening Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
koenit Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
koenjet Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kondin Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kooneit Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
ksanada Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
kunyit Other Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 1. (1999)
Med. Pl. Kalimantan (Caniago et al., 1998)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kurcum Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kurkum Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kurkuma Other Dizionario Delle Erbe Med. (Suozzi, 1995)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
kurkumawurzelstock Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
kāṉcaṉi Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
kṣaṇadā Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
ladhir Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
leadar Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
ledar Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
lidar Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
long turmeric Other Medicinal plants in Viet Nam (WHO, 1990)
luyang dilaw Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
mandano Other Handbook African Med. Pl. (Iwu, 1993)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
mangal Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
mangalya Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
manjal Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
manjano Other Handbook African Med. Pl. (Iwu, 1993)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
mannal Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
marinallu Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
mañcaḷ (rhizome) Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
mañcaḷ kiẕaṅku Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
nghe Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
nici Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
nisa Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
nisha Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
nisi Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
niśā Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
niśī Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
oendre Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
oleoresin turmeric Other Food Chemicals Codex (USP, 2008)
orouq-ssafar Other Traditional Persian Med. Pl. Database (Rahimi et al., 2018)
pampi Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
pasupu Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
pitras Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
powdered turmeric Other Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
powdered turmeric extract Other U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
pītam Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
radix curcumae Pharmaceutical Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
rajani Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
rajant Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
rajanī Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
rame Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
ratri Other Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
ratti Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
renga Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
rhizoma curcumae longae Pharmaceutical Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 1. (1999)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
rhizome decurcuma Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
rātri Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
saffran vert Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
saffron-indian Other World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
safran Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
safran des indes Other Dizionario Delle Erbe Med. (Suozzi, 1995)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
ser-po Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
skyer-rtsa Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
termeric Other Japanese Pharmacopoeia 15th edn. (2006)
tumeric Other Handbook African Med. Pl. (Iwu, 1993)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
tumeric rhizome Other Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 1. (1999)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
tumeric root Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
turmeric Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
EMA Com. Monog.: Curcuma longa, rhiz. (2008)
Encyclopedia of Herb. Medicine (Bartram, 1995)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
ISO Catalogue (2009)
Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 1. (1999)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Medicinal Plants in China (WHO, 1997)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
Pl. Meds for Musculoskeletal Disorders, N. Pakistan (Malik et al., 2018)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
Siddha Pharmacopoeia India, vol. 1 (2008)
Survey of Trad. Drugs Sold in Jordan (Lev, 2002)
Trad. Drugs in Israel at End C20th (Lev & Amar, 2000)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 32 (2008)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 37 (2013)
U.S. Pharmacopoeia USP 39 (2016)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
turmeric rhizome Other British Pharmacopoeia 2015, Vol. 4 (2014)
European Pharmacopoeia, 7th edn. (2012)
Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
turmeric root Other EMA Com. Monog.: Curcuma longa, rhiz. (2008)
turmeric root tuber Other Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
turmeric tuber Other Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
turmeric, whole or ground (powdered) Other ISO Catalogue (2009)
turmérico Other Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
ukon Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
ul gum Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
ulgeum Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
urakya Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
uroof-ul-asfar Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
varnavat Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
wong keong Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
wong keung Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
yellow ginger Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
yellowroot Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
yii-chin Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
yu jin Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Illus. Chinese Materia Medica (Wu, 2005)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
yujin Other Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2005)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2010)
Pharmacopoeia of China (2015)
yungs-ba Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
zard chob Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
zard-choubeh Other Traditional Persian Med. Pl. Database (Rahimi et al., 2018)
zardchob Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 1 (1999)
زردچوبه Other Traditional Persian Med. Pl. Database (Rahimi et al., 2018)
عروق الصّفر Other Traditional Persian Med. Pl. Database (Rahimi et al., 2018)
ウコン Other Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
ウコン末 Other Japanese Pharmacopoeia, 16th edn. (2012)
姜黄 Other Med. Pls. Used by Maonan People in China. (Hong et l., 2015)
Medicinal Plants in China (WHO, 1997)
TCM Plants for Syst. Bio. Evaluation (Eisenberg et al, 2011)
Trad. Med. in Dali Prefecture, SW China. (Zhang et al., 2014)
薑黃 Other Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)
Medicinal Plants in China (WHO, 1997)
鬱金 Other Hong Kong Chinese Materia Med. Standards (2014)