English :Black zedoary
Hindi :Nar kachura
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :caesia Roxb.
Habit :Rhizomatous herb
Parts Used :Rhizome
Mode of Preparation :Rhizome crushed and soaked in water for infusion. Rhizome crushed for local application. Rhizome is crushed with water for decoction use.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients :Rhizome yields an essential oil and cineol, ocimene, 1-ar-curcumene, d-camphore, d-linalool, d-borneol and zingibeol.
Ailment Treated:Rhizome is stimulant. Rhizome paste is used for local application in sprain and bruises. Rhizome decoction is used for gargling in throat sore.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas. Not so common but can be cultivated extensively.