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zedoary

(zĕd′ō-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. zedoar·ies
1. A plant (Curcuma zedoaria) of South Asia that has small yellow flowers, purple bracts, and starchy tuberous rhizomes and that is widely cultivated elsewhere.
2. The dried rhizomes of this plant, used as a condiment and in perfumes, medicines, and cosmetics.

zedoary (zedˑ ·ō·erˈ·ē),

n, Latin name:
Curcuma zedoaria; part used: rhizome; uses: condiment, digestion; relieves colic and flatulence; precautions: none known. Also called
wild turmeric, amb halad, and
gandhmul.
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2002) have reported that sesquiterpenoids ([beta]-tumerone, ar-tumerone and xanthorrhizol) isolated from Curcuma zedoaria and Curcuma xanthorrhiza can inhibit PG[E.
Inhibitory effects of natural sesquiterpenoids isolated from rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria on prostaglandin [E.
Key words: Curcuma zedoaria, medicinal plant, analgesia, curcumenol
Gupta SK, Banerjee AB, Achari B (1976) Isolation of ethyl pmethoxycinnamate, the major antifungal principle of Curcuma zedoaria.
Ma X, Yu X, Han J (1995) Application of off-line supercritical fluid extraction-gas chromatography for the investigation of chemical constituents in Curcuma zedoaria.
Rana AC, Avadhoot Y (1992) Experimental evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Gymnema sylvestre and Curcuma zedoaria.
Sakui N, Kuroyanagi M, Ishitobi Y, Sato M, Ueno A (1992) Biotransformation of sesquiterpenes by cultured cells of Curcuma zedoaria.