The axial rhizome of Curcuma kwangsinensis S. G. Lee et C. F. Liang, C
aromatica Salisb. and C zedoaria Rosc., family Zingiberaceae.
Rhizome oblong or long-ovate or broad-conical, the widest part 3 cm in
Surface grey-yellow with annular nodes. Heavy and hard. Section light
brown or deep green-yellow, with obvious rings in the endodermis. Acrid
and bitter in taste warm in nature, and attributive to liver and lung
Remove blood stasis, activate vital energy and relieve pain: For stagnation
of blood or vital energy manifested as amenorrhea, meno~ rrhalgia, precordial
pain, abdominal distention, pain and mass, trauma; recently usually used
for hepatosplenomegaly. Also for carcinoma of cervix, ovary, liver, lung
and breast, lymphosarcoma, hysteromyoma, etc.
1. Its volatile oil and its components curcumenol, curdione and B-elemene
destroy directly the Ehrlich-Ascites tumor and leukemia615 in mice.
2. Promoting phagocytosis of monocytes.
Dilating peripheral blood vessels, inhibiting aggregation of thrombocytes
and thrombosis, and improving microcirculation.
5% Oleum Zedoariae Ampoule: 5-10 ml topical injection qd for carcinoma
1%Curcumenol Ampoule: 2-4 ml topical injection qd for carcinoma of cervix.
30% Zedoariae Ampoule: 100-300 ml IV for drips qd for various kinds of