White Turmeric or zedoary is an ancient spice, a close relative to regular turmeric and native to Indonesia and India.
It has become rare in the west because it has been replaced by ginger. Yes its health benefits are plenty. We could call it the King of Ginger.
White Turmeric is valued for its outstanding ability to purify the blood. It is an antiseptic and as a paste applied locally to cuts and wounds helps to aid healing. It can be used as an aid to digestion and to relieve flatulence and colic.
It is an antioxidant and is said to help sexual problems in both men and women. It is said to strengthen the uterus muscles and so help in childbirth and to cure male erectile dysfunctions, as well as being an aphrodisiac.
White turmeric is also used to stop diseases recurring (it’s an anti-periodic), and to treat colds, flatulence, digestive disorders, ulcers, gastro-intestinal problems, and the tisane will prevent indigestion if taken 30 minutes before a meal.
White turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that help combat inflammation, especially for people suffering from arthritis. It reduces pain, thanks to curcumenol, a compound obtained from this rhizome.
It has also been used to clean and purify the blood and therefore detoxifies the body. It helps in cell regeneration and is amazing support for the immune system.
It can also be used as a natural face mask to rejuvenate and brighten. Simply mix with aloe vera gel and apply.