Takhellei hangampal

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Hedychium
Species : spicatum Buch.- Ham.
Common Name
English Name : Spiked ginger lily
Hindi Name : Karpura kachari
Manipuri Name : Takhellei hangampal
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatious tall aromatic herb
Parts Use : Rhizome
Preparation : Rhizome is boiled with water for consumption. Rhizome is edible (as vegetables). Flower is offered in religious ceremonies.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Rhizome yields an essential oil.
Ailment Treated : Rhizome is eaten to cure cough, fever and dizziness. Rhizome decoction is useful as stomachic, carminative, stimulant and tonic. It is also useful in dyspepsia, liver complaints, vomiting, etc..
Source : Grown wildly nearby water bodies and also cultivated in home gardens.

Takhellei hangampal
Takhellei hangampal