English Name :- Hedychium Spicatum
Botanical Name :- Hedychium Spicatum
Family :- ZINGIBERACEAE
Parts - Used:- Rhizome
Habit :- A small herb with tuberous roots, leaves with acute sheathing leaf base, Flowers-white.
Taste :- Sweet
Chemical Constituents :- Rhizome Contains: Oil, Cineol, Linalool Cadinol, Elemol, Eudesmols alpha-Pinene, Beta- Pinene. Limunene, Camphor, Linalylacetate, Terepeneol, Borneol, Caryophyllene, Humulene, Terpenolene, Furanoid diterpene- Heydechenene.
Hypoglycaemia, Inflammation, Cough, Asthma, Vomiting, Colic, Ulcer, Hysteria, Dental trouble, Vasadialator.
- It is well known for its beautiful flowers that are used for decorations.
- The buds of the flower are used as edibles for flavoring the food.
- The flowers are good - smelling and are commonly used for making wreaths and bridal bouquets.
- This plant is known for the treatment of several liver disorders.
- It can treat fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.
- This is very effective in inflammation and pain.
- It is used in the treatment of snake bite.
- Its roots are useful in the treatment of bronchitis and alleviating pain.
- Its roots are also useful in treating asthma and internal injuries.
- This plant is quite effective in the treatment of nasal, polyps and worms infections.
- This plant is effectively used for the treatment of arthritis.
- This plant is quite effective in case of indigestion and poor circulation of blood.
- It is used for the treatment of eye disorders such as: cataracts.
- It is used in treating nausea, halitosis, hiccups and local inflammations.
- Its powder is an antiseptic agent and is used in poultice for various aches and pains.
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