Curcuma zedoaria Health effects and herbal facts

Curcuma zedoaria, zedoary, white turmeric or kentjur, is the name for a perennial herb and member of the genus Curcuma, family Zingiberaceae. The plant is native to India and Indonesia but now naturalized in other places including the US State of Florida. It was introduced to Europe by Arabs around the sixth century, but its use as a spice in the West today is extremely rare, having been replaced by ginger.

Curcuma zedoaria

Medical use

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Biological activities

12-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
5-HETE-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
8-HETE-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Absorbent
Starch found in Rhizome (500000 ppm)
Acaricide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Allelopathic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Allergenic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Analgesic
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Anesthetic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Anthelmintic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
AntiEBV
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
AntiTNF
Procurcumenol found in Rhizome
AntiX-Radiation
Curdione found in Rhizome
Antiacetylcholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antiadenomacarcinogenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiaflatoxin
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiallergic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiamyloid-Beta
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiarachidonate
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Antiasthmatic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antibacterial
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antibronchitic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticancer
Curcumenol found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticariogenic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Anticataract
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticatarrh
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Anticholecystosic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticholeretic
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Anticolitic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Anticollagenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antieczemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Antieicosanoid
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antifatigue
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antihalitosic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Procurcumenol found in Rhizome
Antiintegrase
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiischemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antilaryngitic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antileukopenic
Curdione found in Rhizome
Antileukotriene
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antilithic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Rhizome (500000 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antioxidant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Antipapillomic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antipharyngitic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antiplaque
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antiproliferant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antipsoriatic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antipyretic
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Antiradicular
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Antirheumatic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antirhinitic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antirhinoviral
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Antisarcomic
Curcumol found in Rhizome
Curdione found in Rhizome
Antiseptic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antisinusitic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antispasmodic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Antithrombotic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antithromboxane
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Antitumor
Curcumenol found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Curdione found in Rhizome
Antitussive
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Antiulcer
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Dehydrocurdione found in Rhizome
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Mucilage found in Rhizome
Candidicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Carcinogenic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Cardiodepressant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Carminative
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Chelator
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Cholagogue
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Choleretic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Convulsant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
D-borneol found in Rhizome (300 ppm)
Counterirritant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Di-p-coumaroyl-methane found in Root
Diferuloyl-methane found in Root
DNA-Protective
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Decongestant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Degranulant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Rhizome
Dentifrice
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Deodorant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Detoxicant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Dye
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Edemagenic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Emetic
Curcumenol found in Rhizome
D-borneol found in Rhizome (300 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Rhizome (500000 ppm)
Expectorant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
FLavor
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Fibrinolytic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Fungicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate found in Rhizome
Gastroprotective
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Di-p-coumaroyl-methane found in Root
Hepatotonic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Herbicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Hypocholesterolemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Mucilage found in Rhizome
Hypolipidemic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Hypotensive
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
IKB-kinase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
IKK-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
IkappaB-alpha-Phosphorylation-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Inflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Insectifuge
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Irritant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
D-borneol found in Rhizome (300 ppm)
Lipase-Inducer
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Litholytic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
MDR-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Maltase-Promoter
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Metal-Chelator
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Mucogenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Myorelaxant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
NO-Scavenger
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Nematicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Neurotoxic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
P450-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
PGE2-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
PTK-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Pediculicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Perfume
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
D-borneol found in Rhizome (300 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Pesticide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate found in Rhizome
Zingiberene found in Rhizome
Phototoxic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Plasmodicide
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Poultice
Starch found in Rhizome (500000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Protease-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Protein-Kinase-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Pulmonoprotective
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Radioprotective
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Rubefacient
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Secretogogue
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Sedative
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Sortase-A-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Spasmogenic
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Sucrase-Promoter
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Surfactant
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
TNF-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Testosterone-Hydroxylase-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Transdermal
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Rhizome
Trichomonicide
1,8-cineole found in Rhizome (1920 ppm)
Ulcerogenic
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)
VEGF-Inhibitor
Curcumin found in Rhizome (1000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,4-cineole Rhizome
1,8-cineole Rhizome 902 1,920
Alpha-pinene Rhizome
Amylose Tuber
Bis-desmethoxycurcumin Rhizome 0 1,000
Bismethoxycurcumin Rhizome
Curculone Rhizome
Curcumadiol Rhizome
Curcumanolide-a Rhizome
Curcumanolide-b Rhizome
Curcumenol Rhizome
Curcumenone Rhizome
Curcumin Rhizome 0 1,000
Curcumol Rhizome
Curdione Rhizome
Curzerenone Rhizome
D-alpha-pinene Rhizome 141 300
D-borneol Rhizome 141 300
D-camphene Rhizome 329 700
D-camphor Rhizome 395 840
Dehydrocurdione Rhizome
Desmethoxycurcumin Rhizome 0 1,000
Di-p-coumaroyl-methane Root
Diferuloyl-methane Root
Ent-curzerenone Plant
Eo Rhizome 10,000 15,000
Epicurzerenone Rhizome
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate Rhizome
Feruloyl-p-coumaroyl-methane Root
Furanodiene Rhizome
Furanodienone Rhizome
Germacrone-4,5-epoxide Rhizome
Isocurcumenol Rhizome
Isocurzerenone Rhizome
Isofuranodienone Rhizome
Isofuranogermacrene Rhizome
Mucilage Rhizome
P-hydroxycinnamoylferuloylmethane Rhizome
Pp'-dihydroxydicinnamoylmethane Rhizome
Procurcumenol Rhizome
Pyrocurcumenone Rhizome
Pyrocurzerenone Rhizome
Resin Rhizome
Sesquiterpene-alcohols Rhizome 4,800 9,600
Sesquiterpenes Rhizome 1,000 2,000
Starch Rhizome 500,000
Zederone Rhizome
Zedoarone Plant
Zingiberene Rhizome
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]