Javanese Turmeric

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Curcuma Zanthorrhiza; Curcumae Javanicae; Curcumae xanthorrhizae rhizoma; Geltonšakniu ciberžoliu šakniastiebiai; Gurkmeja, javanesisk; Jaavan kurkuma; Jávai-kurkuma gyökértörzs; Oddenek kurkumy žlutokořenné; Temoe lawacq; Temoe Lawak; Témoé-lawaq.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Turmeric, Javanese). It consists of the dried rhizome, cut in slices, of Curcuma xanthorrhiza. It contains not less than 5% v/w of essential oil and not less than 1% of dicinnamoyl methane derivatives expressed as curcumin, both calculated with reference to the anhydrous drug. It has an aromatic odour. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Javanese turmeric is an ingredient of preparations indicated for biliary and gastrointestinal disorders. It is a close relative of the spice turmeric, which has been used similarly.

Irritable bowel syndrome.

For reference to the ineffectiveness of Javanese turmeric in patients with irritable bowel syndrome see under Fumitory.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Cz.: Gallentee†; Ger.: Bilagit Mono†; Curcu-Truw; Curcumen; Infi-tract; Pankreaplex mono. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Choleodoron; Fr.: Hepaclem; Ger.: Bilisan Duo; Cholosom SL†; Cholosom-Tee; Divalol W†; Enzym-Harongan; Gallexier; Hepaticum novo†; Infi-tract†; Hong Kong: Hepatofalk; Indon.: Curliv; Curliv Plus; Curson; Gramuno; Hepa-Q; Hepacell; Hepatofalk Planta; Hepimun; Librozym; Norflam; Verona; S.Afr.: Choleodoron; Singapore: Hepatofalk Planta; Switz.: Choleodoron†.
Published May 08, 2019.