Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Alpinia
Species : nigra (Gaertn) Burtt.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Pullei
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatous aromatic herb
Parts Use : Rhizome and Stem
Preparation : Rhizome boiled with water and soup is used. Rhizome & pseudostem is used in preparation of traditional chutney called eronba.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Rhizome yields an essential oil.
Ailment Treated : Rhizome decoction is useful for gout and colic.
Source : Common in undisturbed forest ground of dark and humid condition and also in wetlands. Generally sold in the market. Not so common.