Curcuma xanthorrhiza (also known as Javanese turmeric) is grown in our very own Gardens of Excellence in the highlands of Indonesia. It belongs to the Ginger family and is used as a medicinal plant. It is also referred to as Temulawak and must be grown at altitudes at least 1500 m above sea level. It is a cousin of Curcuma longa, which is the typical turmeric spice that is used in cooking. Research has recently shown several amazing properties for this ingredient including anti-cancer, anti-tumour and anti-bacterial. This is ingredient is exclusive to Dermatonics especially in the the ultra pure form that we use in our products.