Curcuma spp.



Curcuma species are widely utilized in traditional medicine to treat diverse immune-related disorders They are native to Southeast Asia, southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea and northern Australia. Some species are reportedly naturalized in other warm parts of the world such as tropical Africa, Central America, Florida, and various islands of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. There have been many scientific studies on their immunomodulating effects to support their ethnopharmacological uses.