Curcuma Longa Root



Curcuma Longa Root description

_Curcuma longa_ root is the source of the spice turmeric. It contains curcumin, a lipophilic, polyphenolic antioxidant pigment that gives turmeric its golden-yellow colour. In addition to being a food seasoning, turmeric has numerous health benefits whether consumed orally vis foods and supplements or applied topically. Ongoing research has shown turmeric and the curcumin it contains play a safe and compelling role in promoting healthier, normalized skin. On skin, in vivo research has shown that turmeric and its derivatives interrupt signaling in surface cells that trigger signs of irritation. Turmeric helps calm skin and may even play a role in reducing the look of blemish-related redness by modulating pathways to restore a healthier, more even appearance.

Curcuma Longa Root references

  • Nutrients, September 2019, ePublication
  • Journal of Cellular Physiology, February 2019, pages 1,165-1,178
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, September 2017, pages 2,889-2,895
  • British Journal of Pharmacology, June 2017, pages 1,325-1,348
  • Phytotherapy Research, August 2016, pages 1,243-1,264

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


We couldn't find this in our ingredient dictionary. We log all missing ingredients and make continuous updates.

Not Rated