Monograph: Turmeric - Oral

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This monograph is intended to serve as a guide to industry for the preparation of Product Licence Applications (PLA) and labels for natural health product market authorization. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the medicinal ingredient. It is a referenced document to be used as a labelling standard. Note: Text in parentheses is additional optional information which can be included on the PLA and product labels at the applicant's discretion. The solidus (/) indicates that the terms are synonyms or that the statements are synonymous. Either term or statement may be selected by the applicant.
Date: 2018-07-31

NHPID name

Curcuma longa ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Curcuma longa ( USDA 2018 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Rhizome ( PPRC 2005 , ESCOP 2003 , Blumenthal et al. 2000 )

Route Of administration

Oral ( Blumenthal et al. 2000 , ESCOP 2003 )

Dosage form(s)

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




1 Day per day

See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.

Duration of use

No statement is required

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): No statement is required Known Adverse Reaction(s): No statement is required

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use


Powdered dried rhizome:

Cut rhizome:

1.5-3 g, per day (Blumenthal et al. 2000)


Fluid extract:


2 g dried equivalent, per day (1:5, 10 ml) (Blumenthal et al. 2000)