Arabic Name : Zarambad
Chinese Name : E zhu, E shu
English Name : Long Zedoary
German Name : Zitwer
Hindi Name : Narkachoor, Kali Haldi
Latin name : Curcuma zerumbet Roxb.
Sanskrit Name : Shati, Puthupalashika
Urdu Name : Narkachoor
Description : It is often confused with round zedoary. The rhizome is demulcent, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, antiallergic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, aphrodisiac,carminative and aromatic, tonic. Useful in lack of appetite, flatulence and dyspepsia, and as a corrector of purgatives. It is also used in cases of irritation of the fauces and upper part of the windpipe, cough and bronchitis. Also checks leucorrhoeal and gonorrhoeal discharges and chronic diseases caused by impure or deranged blood.
Externally, the root is ground and applied to rheumatism, sprains and bruises.
Contraindication : Women who experience heavy menstrual flow should avoid taking large dosages.