Yai-mu

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Curcuma
Species : caesia Roxb.
Common Name
English Name : Black zedoary
Hindi Name : Nar kachura
Manipuri Name : Yai-mu
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatous herb
Parts Use : Rhizome
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.

Yai-mu
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