Curcumin (Curcuma Longa)

Botanical Name : Curcuma Longa

Common Name : Curcumin

Plant Part Used : Rhizomes

Composition: 95% Curcuminoids

Description : Bright yellow to orange powder
Identification by hpcl : Positive
Solubility in water : Insoluble
Solubility in alcohol : Slightly soluble
Solvent residue : NMT 10 PPM
Total curcuminoids by hplc : NLT 95%
MESH : NLT 90% thru 80 mesh
Loss on drying : NMT 5%
Lead : NMT 1 PPM
Mercury : NMT 1 PPM
Arsenic : NMT 1 PPM
Cadmium : NMT 1 PPM

Microbiology Tests

a) Total plate count : Not more than 1000 cfu/gm
b) Yeast & Mould : Not more than 100 cfu/gm
c) E.coli : Absent
d) Salmonella : Absent in 25 gm
e) Lead : NMT 1 PPM
f) Mercury : NMT 1 PPM
g) Arsenic : NMT 1 PPM
h) Cadmium : NMT 1 PPM