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- (IN-dee-un SA-fron) An East Indian plant that is a member of the ginger family and is used as a spice and food color. The underground stems are used in some cultures to treat certain stomach problems. The substance in Indian saffron that gives it a yellow color (curcumin) is being studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer disease, cystic fibrosis, and psoriasis. The scientific name is Curcuma longa . Also called jiang huang and turmeric.
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- high-selenium Brassica juncea, jiang huang (jyong hwong), turmeric