Zedoary rhizome (Zedoariae rhizoma)

Published July 6, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Zedoariae rhizoma, zedoary rhizome.

Composition of Drug

Zedoary rhizome consists of the dried rhizome of Curcuma zedoaria (Christmann) Roscoe [Fam. Zingiberaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Zedoary rhizome is used as a stomachic for digestive debility, colic and spasms.

The effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the effectiveness for the claimed applications is not documented, a therapeutic use of this herb cannot be recommended.