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zedoary

(zĕd`ōĕr'ē), name for a perennial herb (Curcuma zedoaria) of the Zingiberaceae (gingerginger,
common name for members of the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical perennial herbs, chiefly of Indomalaysia. The aromatic oils of many are used in making condiments, perfumes, and medicines, especially stimulants and preparations to ease stomach distress.
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 family) and for a spice consisting of its dried and pulverized aromatic rhizome. The plant, related to turmeric and to the East Indian arrowroot, is native to and principally cultivated in India. 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 MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Zingiberales, family Zingiberaceae.
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Phytopreventive antihyperlipidemic activity of Curcuma zedoaria.
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The Curcuma zedoaria used in the study was manufactured by the phytotherapeutic laboratory Panizza (Taboao da Serra, Brazil).
The results with water and Camellia sinensis were similar, being slightly different from those with Curcuma zedoaria, and, to a greater degree, different from those with chlorhexidine (Figure 1A).
Prasaplai is composed of twelve ingredients: ten crude plant drugs (the roots of Acorus calamus L, the bulbs of Allium sativum L, the pericarps of Citrus hystrix DC, the rhizomes of Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe, the bulbs of Eleutherine americana Merr, the seeds of Nigella sativa L, the fruits of Piper chaba Hunt, the fruits of Piper nigrum L, the rhizomes of Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
Curcuma zedoaria, which is used by the Garos for sores and stomach pains have been reported for its antimicrobial activity (Wilson et al.
Zedoarol, 13-hydroxygermacrone and curzeone, three sesquiterpenoids from Curcuma zedoaria.
Other studies have shown that aqueous extracts prepared from plants, such as the Curcuma zedoaria, Satureja hortensis L.
For example, sesquiterpenoids from Curcuma xanthorrhiza and Curcuma zedoaria have been shown to inhibit COX-2 and iNOS activity at concentrations similar to those found for curcumin inhibition (Lee et al.
The present study describes the phytochemical analysis and analgesic activity of Curcuma zedoaria rhizomes grown in Brazil.