80. ZEDOARIA, N.F.—ZEDOARY. The rhizome of Cur'cuma zedoar'ia Roxburgh. There are two kinds, the long and the round, both coming from the East Indies. Externally grayish-white, internally brown, hard, compact; odor aromatic; taste spicy, camphoraceous. The drug comes into market in slices and disks. It is used as an aromatic stimulant, and possesses properties similar to but inferior to those of ginger. Dose: 10 to 30 gr. (0.6 to 2 Gm.).
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.