Zedoary Rhizome

Source The axial rhizome of Curcuma kwangsinensis S. G. Lee et C. F. Liang, C aromatica Salisb. and C zedoaria Rose., (Fam. Zingiberaceae.)

Producing Areas Guangxi, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang

Properties Spicy, Bitter, Warm

Channels Liver, Spleen


  • Removes blood stasis and dissolves accumulations
    Has a strong effect in breaking up chronic or severe blood stasis. Used mostly for blood stasis, including amenorrhea and abdominal pain. It also treats palpable masses in the abdomen and epigastric regions.
  • Moves qi and relieves pain
    Treats epigastric, abdominal fullness, distension and pain. It promotes digestion by increasing qi and blood circulation. Also treats constriction in the chest and abdomen due to food stagnation.

Usage and Dosage
When used as a crude herb, it promotes the flow of qi to relieve pain. When prepared with vinegar, it removes blood stasis to relieve pain.
3–15 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Contraindicated for pregnant women and in cases with deficiency of both qi and blood without stasis.

Keep in a cool and dry place. Protect from moths.

Description of Quality Herb
Regular in shape, strong mass, no roots and the broken surface is greyish brown.