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Home » Raw Herbs » Rhizome

Curcuma zedoaria  (Christ.) Roscoe.

   

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Botanical Name

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Curcuma zedoaria (Christ.) Roscoe.

English Name

:

Zedoary

Family

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Zingiberaceae

 

General Info

Description

Root stock ovoid, tubers many, some 2.5 cm in diameter, sessile, cylindric and many oblong terminating long fibres, leaves 30-60 cm oblong, accuminate, narrowed to the base, petiole longer than the blade; spikes vernal 15 x 7.5 cm broad; flowering bracts 3.75 cm, ovate, green, often slightly tinged with red; bracts many, spreading bright red; flowers pale yellow, rather shorter than the bracts. Capsule ovoid, trigonous, smooth, dehiscing irregularly; seeds oblong, aril lanceolate, white.

Herb Effects

Cooling and demulcent (tuber); stimulant and carminative (rhizome); hepatoprotective

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Zedoary
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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Curcumin

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Curcumin 8024-37-1 Not Available Not Available

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

As a blood purifier (fresh rhizome). Useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs. Improves blood circulation, ant contusion, and improves menstrual flow. It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains.

Reference

Sharma P.V Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.

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