Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1998 Oct; 23(10): 624-5, inside back cover.
[Effect of turmeric volatile oil on the respiratory tract]
Guiyang Medical College, Guiyang 550004.
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.