Botanical Name : Curcuma longa
Family : Zingiberaceae
Active compound : Curcumin
Plant part used : Rhizomes
Turmeric has been used in Indian ayurvedic systems of medicine since ancient period. The plant is a native to India and is extensively cultivated throughout the world. Its active ingredient is curcumin has excellent pharmacological disease curing properties including inflammation, alzheimer, allergies, arthritis, diabetes etc. Curcumin exhibits great promise as a therapeutic agent and is currently in human clinical trials for a variety of conditions, including multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer and psoriasis.
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids, a White hydrogenated product derived from the curcuminoids, function as efficient antioxidant compounds. The superior antioxidant property of THC, combined with the lack of yellow color, render this product useful in achromatic food and cosmetic applications.
Source: Curcuma longa-Roots
Description Off white to creamish white crystalline powder
Identification a) To comply by IR Spectrum b) To comply by UV Absorption.
Loss on drying Not more than 2.0%
Solubility Slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in acetone and Insoluble in water.
Ash content Not more than 1.0%
Melting range Between 85°C and 100°C
Heavy metals Not more than 20ppm
Arsenic Not more than 1ppm
Lead Not more than 3ppm
Tapped bulk density Between 0.40g/ml and 0.70g/ml
Loose bulk density Between 0.30g/ml and 0.60g/ml
Sieve test (Passes through)
- 20 mesh Not less than 100.0%
- 40 mesh Not less than 80.0%
- 80 mesh Not less than 70.0%
-Content of total
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids by HPLC Not less than 95.0% calculated on dried basis.