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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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He also described diabetic gangrebe, and treated diabetes using a mixture of lupine, trigonella (fenugreek), and zedoary seed, which produces a considerable reduction in the excretion of sugar, a treatment which is still prescribed in modern times.
As a result, Okinawa Life combines three key ingredients that are plentiful in the Okinawan diet to help individuals maintain active, healthy lifestyles: soy isoflavones (called shima-tofu), which provide an antioxidant benefit; zedoary, a purple turmeric that helps aid digestion; and goya, or bitter melon.
Zedoary, a purple turmeric, helps aid digestion; and Goya, a bitter melon, is the nutritional king of the Okinawan diet.
However, the adulticidal activity determined by topical application revealed that five essential oils from celery (Apium gravellens), caraway (Carum carvi), zedoary (Curcuma zedoaria), long peper (Piper longum) and Chinese star anise (Illicum verum) a promising adluticidal efficacy against mosquito A.