Zerumbet. Cassumuniar.—Under these names an East Indian root was formerly used, having some analogy in sensible and medicinal properties to ginger, and ascribed to the Zingiber Zerumbet of Roscoe. By some authors the zerumbet has been erroneously confounded with the round zedoary. Greiger describes it as in pieces of the size of a fig or larger, externally grayish-brown and wrinkled, internally yellowish, hard and tough, of a biting, aromatic taste and a spicy odor.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.