Curcuma Longa CO2-to extract (organic), DE-ÖKO-013
Curcuma longa – Rhizome, dried, from organic farming
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms .
70 – 90 % essential oil containing mainly alpha- and beta-turmerone and ar-turmerone, in addition alpha-phellandrene, alpha-zingiberene, sesquiphellandrene. The extract contains only traces of curcumin.
Curcuma longa is used in the traditional medicine for the relief of digestive disturbances, such as feelings of fullness, slow digestion and flatulence .*
Curcuma mainly is used as spice in the Indian kitchen. It is ingredient of several spice mixtures, for example curry. Due its high content of essential oil that include Turmerone that is responsible of the typical curcuma flavour, the FLAVEX Curcuma longa CO2-to extract is suitable for flavouring food and beverages .*
Even though the Curcuma longa CO2 extract contains curcuminoids in only low concentrations, the turmerones contained in the essential oil nevertheless contribute to a physiological effect as they increase the bioavailability of curcumin . In combination with curcumin, the extract can therefore be used in dietary supplements for general well-being and to support normal gastrointestinal function.*
The essential oil of Curcuma longa, with turmerone as main component, shows in vitro antifungal effect against dermatophytes, which cause specific fungal infections of the skin, e.g. athlete’s foot. Therefore the turmeric extract is suitable for use in alternative creams for the treatment and prevention of dermatophytosis .*
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 Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), European Medicines Agency (EMA) : European Union herbal monograph on Curcuma longa L., rhizoma : (2018) EMA/HMPC/329755/2017
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 M. Jankasem, M. Wuthi-udomlert, W. Gritsanapan : Antidermatophytic Properties of Ar-Turmerone, Turmeric Oil, and Curcuma longa Preparations : Hindawi Publishing Corporation, ISRN Dermatology, Volume 2013