News » Cursina 2 Curcuma Variety

(adm/Jan 19, 2012)

Cursina 2 Curcuma (Curcuma xanthorriza roxburghii) is the result of individual selection from South Sumatra. It has oblong elliptic shaped leaf, has 3 – 6 tillers, 57 – 58 cm long and 17 – 21 cm width leaf, green and light green upper and lower leaves, also 8 – 11 numbers of leaves/plant. Its rhizome is oval shaped with light brown skin and yellow-orange flesh, with 640 – 1300 g weight /clump.

This variety contains 4.59% curcuminiod, 8.49% volatile oil, 0.81% xanthorizol, 53.1% starch, 5.15% ash, and 2.71 – 3.3% fiber. The average rhizome production is 23 – 32 tons/ha, well adapt at 400 – 800 m above sea level.
Cursina 2 is potential to be developed commercially as drinks and herbal medicine raw material.