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Medicinal plants have been of great importance to the health care needs of individuals and their communities. The use of herbal preparations made from medicinal plants is widespread in developing countries. The healing powers of traditional herbal medicines have been realized since antiquities. About 65% of the world populations have access to local medicinal plant knowledge system. India is sitting on a gold mine of well-recorded and traditionally well practiced knowledge of herbal medicine. This article discusses about the medicinal values of Curcuma zedoaria. In this communication, we reviewed the pharmacological and phytochemistry of Curcuma zedoaria and its application in the treatment of various ailments like anti-inflammatory, insecticide, anti-oxidants and analgesic. This review discusses the investigation made by various workers related to chemical constituents, pharmacological action and toxicological studies of this plant since years till date