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Ethnopharmacological Note: A note on some medicinal uses of Curcuma zedoaria, a Zingiberaceae family plant of Bangladesh
Sayef Shahriad Ripon, Rashed Reza, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe is a Zingiberaceae family plant that can be found in the wild areas of Bangladesh. It is an herbaceous plant, known in English as zedoary or white turmeric and locally as ‘shoti’. The plant has aerial stems as well as underground stems, the latter being known as rhizomes and which have both traditional medicine and culinary uses. In Kasipur village of Narayanganj district of Bangladesh, macerated rhizomes are applied to forehead to cure headache and to improve eyesight. The Garo tribal community living in Netrakona district, Bangladesh, use rhizome paste against sprain and dermatiti

Keywords: Curcuma zedoaria, medicinal plant