Botanical Name:Curcuma Zedoaria Common Name:Zedoary Oil, Zedoaria Essential Oil,Curcuma zedoaria,Plant Parts Used Rhizomes
Extraction Method :Steam distillation Color Odor: Golden yellow Plant Family : Zingiberaceae Aroma Warm-spicy, woody camphoraceous cineolic odor Description:Zedoaria Essential Oil is one of the most widely used ingredients in the perfumery and flavor industry. This oil has, since long, been a part of the folk medicine. Golden yellow viscous liquid having a warm-spicy, woody camphoraceous cineolic odor Benefits the digestive systems and used as a gastrointestinal stimulant in flatulent colic. It also prevents stress ulceration. It is used as a condiment, as a flavoring for liqueurs and bitters, in perfumery, and medicinally as a carminative and stimulant Though the Zedoary (Curcuma Zedoaria) is native to India and Indonesia, it is also found in the flat southern terrain forests of Nepal. It was introduced to Europe by Arabs around the sixth century, but its use as in the West today is extremely rare. Zedoary is a rhizome, also known as Kachur in Nepali grows in tropical and subtropical wet forest of Nepal. The fragrant plant bears yellow flowers with red and green bracts and the underground stem section is large and tuberous with numerous branches. The leaf shoots of the zedoary are long and can reach 1 meter (3 feet) in height. Traditionally, Kachur is used for treating flatulent colic and indigestion, though not as popular as ginger for the same purpose and the bitter tincture of zedoary root is used to prevent disease recurrence (as with malaria) and to treat ulcers. Through its bitter properties, zedoary increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia and gastrointestinal upsets associated with digestive organ congestion. Kachur is used for treating stomach ailments and general weakness. The root of this plant is considered to be stimulants, aphrodisiacs, and, amazingly, a cure for amnesia. It is a warm, stimulating aromatic, useful in flatulent colic and debility of the digestive organs. It is nutritive, appetizer, digestive and carminative agent. It is known to help in anorexia, cardiac disorders and dyspepsia. It is used as a condiment, as a flavoring for liqueurs and bitters, in perfumery, and medicinally as a carminative and stimulant. Zedoary is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, and order Zingiberales, family Zingiberaceae.;Kachur oil is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma Zedoaria Roscoe through steam distillation. In fragrance and flavor industry. Improves blood circulation, ant contusion, and improves menstrual flow. It helps in abdominal cramps, amenorrhea-abdominal pain and rheumatic pain. It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains. Zedoary oil (Zedoary Root essential oil, Kachur oil) is obtained from the rhizome of Curcuma Zedoaria Roscoe (per GRIN a synonym for Curcuma picta), a perennial monocot in the Family Zingiberaceae.