Javanese Turmeric or Temu Lawak contains mainly sesquiterpenes - aryl-Curcumene, ß Curcumene and 15 - 25 % Xanthorrhizol (Hydroxy-aryl-Curcumene) - and is soothing and calming. It is used in anti-inflammative, anti-oxidant and detoxifying compositions.
Efficacy against Staphylococcus mutans and other oral pathogens it is a useful addition to oral care products.
Studies have been conducted showing the whole spice’s liver protective qualities. Xanthorrhizol has been shown to have strong kidney protective and anti-tumor effetcts.
Botanical: Curcuma xanthorrhiza
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