Latin name: Curcuma zedoaria
Sanskrit/Indian name: Shati
Since zedoary is anti-inflammatory, its paste is used on inflammation, wounds, skin ailments and pain.
Zedoary is used for colic, spasms, loss of appetite, and indigestion. Some people also use it for anxiety, stress, fatigue, and pain and swelling (inflammation).
Zedoary is sometimes applied directly to the skin to keep mosquitoes away.