Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Hedychium
Species : flavum Roxb.
Common Name
English Name : Ginger lily
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Loklei
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatous aromatic herb
Parts Use : Rhizome and flower
Preparation : Rhizome crushed with water for extract. Rhizome boiled for extract. Rhizome in best used in the preparation of traditional dish called as ‘eronba’.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : The flower yield linalool (29.3%), methyl benzolate (5.7%), eugenol (1.4%), jasmin lactone (3.5%), and methyle jasmonate (1.8%). Rhizome contains cytotoxic.
Ailment Treated : Extract of rhizomes is given in bronchitis. Decoction of rhizomes is used for gargling in tonsillitis or simply as a mouth wash to avoid bad breath. The herb is used as a febrifuge, tonic and anti-rheumatic. Rhizome paste is applied on bruises and sprains.
Source : Generally grown in humid areas of valley and low-altitude hills.