Temulawak, originally from Indonesia, can grow up to 8 feet tall.
The flower is yellow.
The large leaves stem from the root and the large rhizome of the
plant contains herbal qualities.
Cultivation has spread to other countries including Surinam.
Java - turmeric is a mild spice used in several drinks to give these
flavor and color (yellow); it is also used for seasoning.
It has an aromatic, pungent odor and a bitter taste.
Interesting is that the rhizome is used medicinally; it has liver
The active ingredients (anti-oxidant and anti-edemic) are the
curcuminoids (e. q. curcumin), encourage bile and prevent the
formation of gallstones.
It also has essential oils, cinnamaldehyde and starch /
The rhizomes have anti - viral and anti - inflammation properties
(Hepatitis B and C).
Used against acne (inhibits bacterial growth); normalize digestion.
It increases breast milk production.
Decreases cholesterol levels in blood and liver.