Curcuma aromatica Salisb.

Traditional Uses:

Though the Yellow zeodary is native to India and Indonesia, it is also found in the flat southern terrai forests of Nepal. It was introduced to Europe by Arabs around the sixth century, but its use as a spice in the West today is extremely rare.

Yellow zeodary is a rhizome, also known as Kasturi manjal in Nepali and grows in tropical and subtropical wet forest of Nepal. It is also called Wild Turmeric. The fragrant plant bears yellow flowers with red and green bracts and the underground stem section is large and tuberous with numerous branches. The leaf shoots of the plant are long and can reach 1 metre (3 feet) in height.
According to Ayurveda the drug is used in various kinds of
diseases related to skin, cardiovascular and respiratory system.
Yellow zeodary is used in cosmetic formulations and traditional medicinal
applications as an anti-inflammatory agent, to promote blood
circulation, to enhance complexion, to remove blood stasis and
also for the treatment of cancer. Rhizomes are used in
combination with astringents and aromatics for bruises, sprain,
hiccough, bronchitis, cough, leucoderma and skin eruptions.
Yellow zeodary rhizomes are also used in snake poison. The paste of CA
rhizomes is commonly used as a domestic remedy in headache

Yellow zeodary oil is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica through steam distillation

1. Organoleptic Properties:

Appearance: Viscous liquid
Color: Golden yellow
Aroma: Warm-spicy, woody & camphoraceous cineolic odor

2. Physico – Chemical Properties:

Specific Gravity: 0.899 – 0.9313 at 27º C
Optical Rotation: (-) 0.75º to 8º at 27º C
Refractive Index: 1.39 to 1.482 at 27º C
Acid No: 1.162 to 3.74
Ester No: 8.23 to 37.28
Ester No: after Acetylation: 60 to 75
Solubility: Soluble in 80-90% alcohol

3.Constituents:

The essential oil contains camphor (32.3%), curzerenone (11.0%), α-turmerone (6.7%), ar-turmerone (6.3%) and 1,8-cineole (5.5%).

4. Packing:

Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels
500g, 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 50 kg, 100 kg, capacities

5. Uses:

In fragrance and flavor industry
Improves blood circulation, ant contusion, and improves menstrual flow.
It helps in abdominal cramps, amenorrhea-abdominal pain and rheumatic pain.
It also helps in pain and swelling associated with sprains.

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