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Curcuma zedoaria

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Curcuma zeodaria is a herbaceous, perennial plant. Each pseudostem comprises around 5 leaves with blades around 35cm long and 13cm wide.


Parts Used

Chemical Composition

Many of the biological activities of Curcuma species can be attributed to nonvolatile curcuminoids, but these plants also produce volatile chemicals. Essential oils, in general, have shown numerous beneficial effects for health maintenance and treatment of diseases.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kadu Arisina, Kachora
Hindi Kachuru, Kaalihaldi
Malayalam Kachoori kilannu, Kuva
Tamil Kichchili Kilangu
Telugu Kachoram
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Gandhamooli, Karchoora
English Zeedore


Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.











Kind Shape Feature
Leaves are large Reaching upto 1 m in length Oblong and deeply veined, often coloured purplish in the centre



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Funnel-shaped Whitish or pale-yellow Calyx is whitish and obtusely toothed. Flowering from March to April


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting from March to April

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the hot, humid, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 900 metres.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.177, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
  2. Article - Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Essential Oils of Curcuma Species by Aromatic Plant Research Center, 230 N 1200 E, Suite 102, Lehi, UT 84043, USA.
  3. Vikaspedia
  4. Useful tropical plant by The ferns.information

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