What is it?
Javanese turmeric is a plant that is native to the forests of Indonesia and the Malaysian peninsula. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse Javanese turmeric with turmeric. These are different plants with different effects.
Javanese turmeric is used for indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and various stomach, liver, and gallbladder complaints, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Insufficient Evidence to Make a Determination for …
- A long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS). Taking Javanese turmeric extract does not seem to improve symptoms in people with IBS.
- Feelings of fullness.
- Gallbladder problems.
- Gas (flatulence).
- Improving appetite.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Liver problems.
- Stomach problems.
- Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Javanese turmeric for these uses.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if Javanese turmeric is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Liver or gallbladder disease: Don’t use Javanese turmeric if you have liver or gallbladder problems. Javanese turmeric can increase the production of bile, and that could make your condition worse. If you have gallstones, get medical advice before using Javanese turmeric.
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