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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.