Photos of Curcuma longa leaf, Turmeric leaf and plant.

Curcuma longa, Turmeric leaf when crushed has a pleasant aromatic fragrance due to the essential oil which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity (against specific laboratory cancer cell lines). A tropical member of the ginger family, turmeric is a major spice, dye plant, and the main ingredient in curries; also an important medicinal plant.

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