Types of Turmeric- Part One

Yu Jin- Curcuma Aromatica

Curcuma Aromatica- Yu Jin

Over the past few months, we’ve received many questions from our patients regarding supplementing with turmeric. They want to learn: What exactly is it good for? What dosages should be taken? Who ought or shouldn’t use this medicinal herb? Which drugs or herbal remedies interact with it? And, numerous, other questions.

Since this is an extremely significant subject, the questions and answers about turmeric will actually be covered in three blog articles. The primary reason is the fact that there are 3 types of turmeric in Chinese Herbalism!

The Three Types of Turmeric

There are varieties of this herb: Curcuma longa, Curcuma aromatica, and Curcuma zedoaria. Each type of turmeric possesses a different use and function and interaction with other herbal remedies or medications.

Curcuma Aromatica

Curcuma Aromatica is one of the types of turmeric that are sold over-the-counter. In Chinese the herb is known as Yù Jīn (Yoo Jeen). The Chinese characters are: 鬱金. The phrase translates as “constrained gold.” Probably due to the color of the herb and that it relieves emotional and mental as well as emotional constraint.

Curcuma aromatica is indigenous to India.

Chinese Therapeutic Actions of Curcuma Aromatica

This herb activates Qi and Blood flow and relieves painful sensation. Which means that certain types of pain are eliminated with this type of turmeric: menstrual pain, and pain and discomfort in the ribcage area.

Also, it clears heat and cools blood. This means that various bleeding problems are remedied such as nosebleeds and blood in the urine.

Curcurma aromatica clears the heart, opens orifices, and improves comprehension. Therefore, stress and anxiety, mania, depression and other psychological problems are remedied with this medicinal herb. Furthermore, this herb treats jaundice.

This herb is considered “cool” so it addresses numerous inflammatory problems.

Pharmacology and Clinical Medical research

Curcuma aromatica has hepatoprotective (helps the liver), antihiperlipidemic (regulates high cholesterol levels), and gastrointestinal (assists the stomach and intestines) effects. This herb interacts with anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications. It also interacts with cloves. This medicinal herb also should not be consumed during pregnancy.

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If you are wondering if turmeric is good for you or if you may have any other questions regarding Chinese Herbal remedies, give us a call at (618) 207-4445 or email us at mailto:ericwaltemate@gmail.comWe would like to assist you to find out more about herbal remedies and how they may help you become healthy.

Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
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