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Ingredient Name : Curcuma zerumbet Roxb.

Arabic Name : Zarambad

Bengali Name : Kachura, Shori, Ekangi, Shati

Chinese Name : E zhu, E shu

English Name : Long Zedoary, White Turmeric

German Name : Zitwer

Gujarati Name : Kachuro, Shat Kachuro

Hindi Name : Narkachoor, Kali Haldi

Kannada Name : Kachura

Latin name : Curcuma zerumbet Roxb.

Marathi Name : Kachora

Sanskrit Name : Shati, Puthupalashika

Urdu Name : Narkachoor


It is often confused with round zedoary. The rhizome is antiallergic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, carminative, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. Useful in lack of appetite, flatulence and dyspepsia, and as a corrector of purgatives. It is also used in cases of irritation of the fauces and upper part of the windpipe, cough and bronchitis. Also checks leucorrhoeal and gonorrhoeal discharges and chronic diseases caused by impure or deranged blood.

Externally, the root is ground and applied to rheumatism, sprains and bruises.

Recommended Dosage: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon powder

Contraindication: Women who experience heavy menstrual flow should avoid taking large dosages. It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take zedoary if you are pregnant. There is concern that it might cause a miscarriage.