[Effect of turmeric volatile oil on the respiratory tract]

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1998 Oct;23(10):624-5, inside back cover.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: Researching the effect of turmeric volatile oil on functions of the respiratory tract.

Method: The action of turmeric volatile oil on sputum removing, cough and asthma relieving was observed by vapour inhaling.

Result: The volatile oil is significantly active in removing sputum, relieving cough and preventing asthma.

Conclusion: Turmeric volatile oil may be an efficacious drug for the treatment of respiratory diseases.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Antitussive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Asthma / drug therapy*
  • Cough / drug therapy
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / chemistry
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use
  • Expectorants / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Oils, Volatile / therapeutic use*
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry
  • Random Allocation
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Zingiberales / chemistry


  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents
  • Antitussive Agents
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Expectorants
  • Oils, Volatile