Avaliação da Produção Científica de Curcuma zedoaria (Christm.) Roscoe - Impactos e Tendências desde 1881





Knowledge about scientific production is important to direct and optimize new studies. Curcuma zedoaria,
from the Zingiberaceae family, has been used for thousands of years. The objective of this study was to
know the scientific production of the species, with the indicators: scientific production; authorship; crosscountry collaboration; impact factor; research trends and applicability of research. We use bibliometrics
and scientometrics tools with searches in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, and The Lens platform
for patent analysis. A total of 469 different publications were found in Scopus and WoS from 1881 to
November 2022, with the years 2018 to 2020 having the highest volume of publications. China, Japan
and India stand out for the number of publications and citations. The most relevant research areas are
Pharmacology, Chemistry, Plant Science, with a tendency towards anticancer activity studies. The patents
are aimed at the development of products against tumors and nodules, anti-inflammatories, and analgesic
spray. Of the 1,180 patent documents, 168 are in active status. This work points out that C. zedoaria is
a species of scientific interest, and research is evolving towards the most diverse applications such as
medicines, herbal medicines, nutraceuticals and cosmetics