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Introduction To Zedoary (e zhu)









Zedoary (e zhu)

Rhizoma Zedoariae


Properties: It is bitter and pungent in flavour, warm in nature, acting on the liver and spleen channels. Being pungent and bitter for dispersion and purgation, it acts  strongly on the blood division to promote blood circulation and can remove stasis in the blood to subside mass in the abdomen. When it acts on the Qi system, it can remove food stagnation. It is used to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea due to stasis in the blood division, abdominal mass. Distending pain due to indigestion, and other syndromes.

Effects: Relieving blood and Qi stasis, promoting digestion and relieving pain.


1. For treatment of amenorrhea due to stagnation of Qi and blood or abdominal mass, it is usually used in combination with Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae, Rhizoma Sparganii, Squama Manitis, Radix Salivae Miltiorrhizae, and other herbs having the effect of removing blood stasis and restoring menstruation and subsiding abdominal mass.

2. For treatment of indigestion, stagnation of Qi and abdominal distention, it is frequently used together with Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride, Semen Arecae, Frutus Hordei Germinatus, Semen Raphani, and other herbs having the effects of promoting digestion and removing stagnation of Qi.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.

Precautions: Contraindicated in pregnancy.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Zedoary (e zhu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, once a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Zedoary (e zhu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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