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Zeodary Root Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Curcuma zedoaria
  • Common Name: Zedoary
  • Native Country: India and China
  • Parts Used: dried rhizomes
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Aroma: Warm spicy, woody and camphoraceous cineolic odor.

Uses: Aromatic, stimulant. Useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs, though it is rarely employed, as ginger gives the same, or better results. It is used as an ingredient in bitter tincture of Zedoary, antiperiodic pills (with and without aloes) bitter tincture, antiperiodic tincture (with and without aloes). It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains.

Description: There are two kinds of Zedoary, the long and the round, distinguished by the names of radix zedoaria longae (Curcuma Zerumbet, the Long Zedoary of the shops) and radix zedoaria rotundae. The long is in slices, or oval fingers; the round in transverse, rounded sections, twisted and wrinkled, grayish-brown in colour, hairy, rough, and with few root scars. It has been cultivated for centuries in India and Nepal for perfume.