Since zedoary is anti-inflammatory, its paste is used on inflammation, wounds, skin ailments and pain.
The herb serves as a body stimulant and purifies blood.
It is very effective in treating respiratory disorders, tones up uterus and works as an aphrodisiac agent.
Zedoary improves digestion, improves liver condition and normalizes body temperature.
The herb, when taken in powdered form, helps in regularizing menstruation.
In the juice form, it is used to treat urine-related disorders and urinary tract infections.
Zedoary is used as a gastro-intestinal stimulant in flatulent colic and prevents stress ulceration as well.
It helps in curing dyspepsia, colic, vomiting and cough.
The herb proves useful in case of abdominal cramps, amenorrhea-abdominal pain and rheumatic pain. It is also used in anti-periodic pills.
Zedoary is used as anti-venom for the Indian Cobra.
It is used in the manufacture of liquors, stomach essences, bitters, perfumes and cosmetics.
In India, the herb is either cooked fresh or used in preparing pickles. In Indonesia, it is ground to paste and used in curries.