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[Ambassador report] Medicinal plant 6: Spiked Ginger Lily

by Asmita Gaire | 13-11-2020 05:05 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Day 6
Medicinal plant: 006


Spiked ginger lily is a herbal medicinal plant native to China, the Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Ethiopia. The local name of spiked ginger lily is Sandharlika/kapurkachari. The scientific name of spiked ginger lily is Hedychium spicatum. It belongs to zingiberaceae family. Rhizome decoction are the major part used for medicines. It is used mainly in the treatment cough and cold. Basically, rhizome decoction or liquid is very fruitful for medical purpose.

In Ayurveda, this species is described as a plant with pungent, light, bitter, strong, heating properties. It is one of the integral elements in Chinese Traditional medicine. The rhizome of this plant is also chewed by people to clean their mouth and freshens their breath. The fruit of this species is cooked and eaten with lentils in most of the cases. It is taken as savoury dishes. The rhizome crushed has very pleasant or aromatic fragnant. The Vermillion or abir that is used to prepare Tika that is a colored powder having religious importance is also prepared from it's fragnant colored powder.

The leaves of this plant is used for making mats for the home, combined with wheat straw to enhance durability of the product. The aromatic dried root of this plant is often used as incense in country like Ethiopia. The essential oil has a fragnancr somewhat like hyacinths with a long lasting scent. This plant is small, hardy perennial with green leaves and large orange and white flowers. Thus, this plant has diverse significance.

Herbal plant


Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings SJ mentor
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 30-11-2020 11:02

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Asmita!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Warm greetings from Korea!
    Thank you for sharing your informative report regarding medicinal plant.
    In Korea we called as Wild ginger, grow just for looking due to its beautiful flower.
    It is great to know various use of this plant not only for medicine but for making mat.
    Hope things are fine with you.
    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 30-11-2020 05:25

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Mun Woo Joo mentor
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 24-11-2020 19:39

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    My pleasure paras
    Posted 24-11-2020 19:38

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    My pleasure Shobha
    Posted 24-11-2020 19:38

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Asmita,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Thank you for sharing your sixth report about medicinal plant.
    Wow, I didn't even know that such type of ginger existed!
    I have never tasted its fruits, but it sounds healthy.
    And I am surprised too, that it can be used for preparing Tika.

    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    Posted 19-11-2020 19:24

Paras Kunwar

  • Paras Kunwar says :

    Hello ,
    Greetings and namaste form Nepal
    Thank you for sharing your report.

    Keep sharing reports,
    keep writing
    We are looking forward to know more from you.

    Paras Kunwar
    Posted 16-11-2020 12:21

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello asmita sis

    thank you so much for such an informative report

    keep sharing more and more

    warm regards ,

    Posted 15-11-2020 15:15

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