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curcuma zedoaria, a perennial herb native to india and indonesia.

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  • other members of the ginger family also have uses as spices and in perfumery or traditional medicine; zedoary or white ginger (curcuma zedoaria) and turmeric (c. longa) are grown for their rhizomes, and cardamom (elettaria cardamomum) and black cardamom (amomum species) for their seed pods and seeds. the last three are often combined with ginger and other spices to make various curries. turmeric root yields a yellow dye, and a compound derived from it, curcumin, is used to promote bile secretion by the liver. c. angustifolia is an east indian arrowroot. factmonster.com

  • other members of the ginger family also have uses as spices and in perfumery or traditional medicine; zedoary or white ginger (curcuma zedoaria) and turmeric (c. longa) are grown for their rhizomes, and cardamom (elettaria cardamomum) and black cardamom (amomum species) for their seed pods and seeds. the last three are often combined with ginger and other spices to make various curries. turmeric root yields a yellow dye, and a compound derived from it, curcumin, is used to promote bile secretion by the liver. c. angustifolia is an east indian arrowroot. infoplease.com

  • there is not enough scientific information available to know how zedoary might work for medical conditions. zedoary has not been studied in people. it has only been studied in animals or in test tubes. some of this research suggests that zedoary can act like an antibiotic. it also might repel mosquitoes. medicinenet.com