Published July 6, 1988; Revised September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Curcumae xanthorrhizae rhizoma, Javanese turmeric.
Javanese turmeric consists of the sliced, dried, tuberous rhizomes of Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxburgh (syn. Curcuma xanthorrhiza D. Dietrich) [Fam. Zingiberaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The rhizome contains essential oil and dicinnamoylmethane derivatives.
Obstruction of bile ducts, gallstones. In case of gallstone, use only after consultation with a physician.
After prolonged use, stomach problems.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
2 g of rhizome; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration The crushed drug for infusions and other galenical forms for internal use.