Discovered for the first time in tropical and subtropical forests in India and Indonesia, nowadays is it cultivated in all of South East Asia and in China.
Introduced in Europe in the XI century, it was used for medicinal purposes.
Other than a primary digestive function, Zedoary regulated the functionality of the digestive apparatus. It is indicated also in case of a reduction in appetite.
In Indian religion, it is actually Zedoary the substance used to indicate the bindi (third eye): the are between the eyes that expresses and symbolizes latent wisdom.