Source: tang bencao
Roots of turmeric turmeric the curcuma family. Autumn, winter digging, washing, cooked to the heart of the degree, sun dry, hit the skin, sun dry. Turmeric roots are dried in slices when fresh in zhejiang province.
Original form turmeric
Perennial perennial root herbs. Roots stout, ends inflated growing ovate fusiform tuberous roots, grayish brown. Rhizome ovate, inner yellow, lateral terete, red-yellow. Ye Gensheng; Leaf blade elliptic narrower, 20-45 cm long, 6-15 cm wide, apex acuminate, base tapering; Petiole length is about half of the leaf blade, sometimes several as long as the leaf blade; Leaf sheath wide, about as long as petiole. Spikes densely, 13-19 cm long; Total pedicel length 20 ~ 30 cm; Bracts broadly ovoid, each bract containing a few small flowers, apical bracts ovate narrowly ovate, axils without flowers; Calyx 3 obtuse teeth; Corolla tube upper funnelform, 3-lobed; The stamens are rectangular, the filaments are flat broad, the stamens laterally degenerated are ovoid. Pistil 1, ovary inferior, style filiform, base with 2 rods, stigma 2 lip. Capsule membranous, globose, 3-lobed. Seeds ovoid oblong, with pseudoseed coat. Flowering period: August to November.
Cultivated wild in plains, mountain meadows, shrubs.
The tuberous root (turmeric) of this plant is also used for medicinal purposes.
Turmeric, see "turmeric" bar.
Dried rhizome of plant turmeric, cylindrical, oval-shaped spindle-shaped, shaped like ginger but less branched, 2.5 ~ 5.5 cm long, 10 ~ 20 mm in diameter. The surface is dark yellow brown, often with yellow powder, much shriveled, has obvious ring fibrous root residue. Quality solid heavy, difficult to break, section brown-yellow yellow, horny waxy luster, near the periphery of a yellow ring, often yellow veins in the middle of small points. Slightly aromatic bitter. Saliva stained yellow during chewing. With cylindrical shape, skin wrinkles, brown yellow section, solid quality for the better.
Add: 9 haihe river, high-tech zone, shijiazhuang city, hebei province, China