Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) family, commonly known as temulawak or javanese turmeric in Indonesia), which is found both wild and cultivated in Indonesia, has been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
Temulawak is very important food and medicinal plant materials in terms of including not only curcuminoids but olso xanthorrhizol. Temulawak is in reality indigenous medicine.
Young stems and rhizome parts are eaten as a vegetable aither raw or cooked. The inflorecences are eaten cooked. Temulawak is a herb with branched rhizome, outside dark yellow to raddishbrown, inside orange or orange-red.