Importance in Curcuma amadaRoxb. | Original Article
C.amada an explorable member ofZingiberaceae family for its medicinal importance. It shows resembles to turmeric . C. amadacommonly known as mango ginger, because of its raw mango taste and appearance that of ginger. They are used in making pickles in Dakshin Bharat and used as spice in making of household food. It constitutes carbohydrate, terpenes, curcuminoids, volatile essential oils, phenolic acids. In Ayurveda, it is termed as Amma haridra or KarpuraHaridra. Like other Curcuma spp., C. amadaalso has many therapeutic properties. Especially useful in digestive complaints, give relief in abdominal gas, promotes appetite and improves digestive strengths. Moreover C. amada also possesses cancer preventive properties, anti aging, antioxidant activity. The proper management of these underused rhizomes in their original habitat will improve the biodiversity enrichment of these rhizomes and consumption of it minimizes the degenerative diseases. This review summarizes the importance of C. amada in today’s burning issues.