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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.
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An herbalist/nutritional consultant from Boulder, Colorado presents general guidelines for the use of herbal medicines and profiles of some 180 herbs from agrimony to zedoary. The guide includes a glossary of the physiological effects of herbs, resources, general references, and indexing by English and botanical names as well as general subject.
From ajowan to zedoary, spices are compared and contrasted, combined, and explained, and otherwise detailed by a guy who really knows his stuff, Ian Hemphill, owner of a prestigious Australian spice shop, Herbie's, has been working with spices since he was a child.
Han et al., "Study of the preparation of sustained-release microspheres containing zedoary turmeric oil by the emulsion-solvent-diffusion method and evaluation of the self-emulsification and bioavailability of the oil," Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, vol.
As a result, Okinawa Life combines three key ingredients to help consumers maintain active, healthy lifestyles: soy isoflavones, which are plentiful in Okinawa's traditional tofu (called shima-tofu) and which provide an antioxidant benefit; zedoary, a purple turmeric that helps aid digestion; and goya, or bitter melon, which contains a number of beneficial ingredients, including vitamin C, which is a natural antioxidant, and vitamins A and B.
Zedoary, a purple turmeric, helps aid digestion; and goya, a bitter melon, is a favorite part of the Okinawan diet.
Anti-allergic principles from Thai zedoary: structural requirements of curcuminoids for inhibition of degranulation and effect on the release of TNF-[alpha] and IL-4 in RBL-2H3 cells.
In this updated translation of the German edition titled Arzneidrogenprofile (2000), German pharmacists and a naturopath profile some 200 commonly used medicinal herbs, from agrimony to zedoary. The brief profiles include herb synonyms, part used, area of application, dosage, applications, comments, contraindications, adverse events, and interactions, but lack illustrations.