Detox with Antioxidant Zedoary Tea
Zedoary Root - Curcuma Zedoaria Roscoe
Used part: Rhizome
Curcuma zedoaria, commonly known simply as Zedoary, is a plant of the zingiberaceae family , and first appeared in East India, arriving at the hands of colonizers in Brazil in the middle of the 16th century. The plant began to be cultivated here, adapting well to the place and ended up becoming well known due to the diverse medicinal properties beneficial to the human organism.
The plant has long greenish leaves with purple markings in the center, and the flowers have a shape of spike in the green and purple coloration. The taste is spicy and slightly bitter. Its reproduction is made by pieces of the rhizome that have gems and should be planted in clay soil and fertile, in regions with a temperate and humid climate. To harvest the rhizome, it is important to wait for the time when the plant loses its aerial part, soon after flowering. In this period, the plant usually has blue pigments.
Some properties of this plant are antiseptic, antifungal, aromatic, carminative, digestive, stimulant, estomáquica, hepatoprotective, renal, antiasmatic, febrifuge, vermifuge, antirheumatic, antidispéptica, emenagoga, restorative, antiflatulent, choleric, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidative and anti- hepatotoxic.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Relieves the symptoms of bronchitis, cold, flu, asthma and cough
- Bad breath treatment
- Antiflatulent properties
- Kidney stones, gastric and duodenal ulcers, hepatitis and gastritis are counteracted
- During serious chemotherapy or radiotherapy
- Urinary disorders, gout, menstrual or gastrointestinal disorders, problems with cholesterol, gallstones, alveolar rash, nausea and colic
- It increases the production of bile secretion
- Helps those who have insomnia
- It is collagenous and purifying the blood
- Put 2 tablespoons to a quart of water
- Let it cook for about 10 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
- Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 1 to 2 cups a day.
The plant has some contraindications and should not be consumed by pregnant or lactating patients, or even small children. When consumed excessively, it can cause ulcers as well as irritations of the stomach mucosa, bringing to the fore symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and malaise. It is also contraindicated to consume the plant outdoors with exposure to the sun. That's because the plant is photosensitive.