White Turmeric {Curcuma zedoaria}

White Turmeric or zedoary or kacura


Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Liver and gall tonic, spasmolytic, blood purifier and detoxifier
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Digestive disorders, including ulcers and indigestion, , menstrual disorders, dyspepsia, vomiting, carminative, expectorant, demulcent, diuretic, dyspepsia, and helpful in respiratory and reproductive disorders.


Modern Research

White turmeric and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiamoebic, larvicidal, antiulcer, antivenom, anti-nociceptive, analgesic, anti-allergic, cytotoxic, anticancer, and hepatoprotective effects.