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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Curcuma amada?
If you know websites containing any information about Curcuma amada please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Curcuma amada and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Curcuma amada.


Curcuma amada basic info
Scientific Name: Curcuma amada Roxb..
Family: Zingiberaceae.
Genus: Curcuma.
For common names of Curcuma amada in different languages - See link
Description: Curcuma amada or mango ginger is a plant which its rhizomes are very similar to ginger but have a raw mango taste. They are used in making pickles in south India. Curcuma mangga extracts have shown cytotoxic activities on the human cancer cell lines MCF-7 (a hormone-dependent breast cell line), KB (a nasopharyngeal epidermoid cell line), A549 (a lung cell line), Ca Ski (a cervical cell line), and HT-29 (a colon cell line). The extracts showed no cytotoxicity against the non-cancerous human fibroblast cell line MRC-5. - for more info about Curcuma amada See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Curcuma amada
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Curcuma amada in other websites
Curcuma amada common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Curcuma amada - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Curcuma amada - See link.


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