Kali Haldi – काली हल्दी – Long Zedoary – Curcuma caesia


Kali Haldi – काली हल्दी – Long Zedoary – Curcuma Zerumbet.

Kali Haldi English Name     : Long Zedoary

Kali Haldi Hindi Name        : Narkachoor, Kali Haldi

Kali Haldi Latin name         : Curcuma zerumbet Roxb.

Kali Haldi Urdu Name         : Narkachoor

Kali Haldi Arabic Name       : Zarambad

Kali Haldi Chinese Name     : E zhu, E shu

Kali Haldi German Name     : Zitwer

Kali Haldi Sanskrit Name     : Shati, Puthupalashika

Kali Haldi Bengali: Kalihaldi

Kali Haldi Marathi: Kalihaldar

Kali Haldi Sanskrit: Krishna, Sveta

Kali Haldi Kannada: Neel kari

Kali Haldi Telugu: Nalla pasupu

Kali Haldi Tamil: Manjal mullangi

Kali Haldi Malayalam: Kurumulaku

Therapeutic uses
The rhizome of kali haldi has a bitter, sharp, hot taste, and a pleasant odour.

It is used as a tonic for the brain and the heart.

Morphological characteristics
Black zedoary is an erect, rhizomatous herb, about 1.0–1.5 m high.

The species occurs in moist deciduous forests, mostly in Bengal, North East, and Central India, within the altitudinal range of 200–1000 m.
It grows as ground cover of forest area in subtropical to temperate region. It is a rare species and is mostly under cultivation.



Black Turmeric is traditionally made into a paste and applied topically to heal wounds, skin irritations, and snake and insect bites. The paste is believed to have antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also ingested to soothe an upset stomach and relieve digestive issues.

Curcuma caesia, also known as wild turmeric or black turmeric, is a species of turmeric commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its potential health benefits. Some of the key benefits of Curcuma caesia include:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects: Curcuma caesia is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help to reduce swelling, pain, and redness associated with various inflammatory conditions.
  • Antioxidant activity: Curcuma caesia is believed to have antioxidant activity, which can help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Supports liver health: Curcuma caesia is believed to have liver-protective properties, which can help to support overall liver function and reduce the risk of liver damage.
  • Supports immune system: Curcuma caesia is believed to have immune-boosting properties, which can help to support overall immune function.
  • Potential anti-cancer effects: Some preliminary studies have suggested that Curcuma caesia may have anti-cancer effects and may be useful in the treatment of certain types of cancer.
  • Skin care: Curcuma caesia is believed to have skin-healing properties, and is sometimes used topically to treat skin conditions such as wounds, cuts, and infections.
  • Respiratory health: Curcuma caesia is believed to have respiratory-protective properties, and is sometimes used to treat respiratory conditions such as cough, cold, and bronchitis.
  • Digestive health: Curcuma caesia is believed to have digestive-supporting properties, and is sometimes used to treat digestive conditions such as indigestion, abdominal pain, and constipation.
  • Nervous system health: Curcuma caesia is believed to have nervous system-protective properties, and is sometimes used to treat nervous system conditions such as anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

In addition to these traditional uses, Curcuma caesia is also sometimes used in cosmetics and personal care products, as well as in traditional remedies for the treatment of various health conditions.

It is important to note that while these uses are supported by traditional knowledge, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of Curcuma caesia on human health, and to determine the appropriate doses and methods of use for different health conditions. As with any dietary supplement or natural remedy, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using Curcuma caesia, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any medications.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

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