English :Ginger lily
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :flavum Roxb.
Habit :Rhizomatous aromatic herb
Parts Used :Rhizome and flower
Mode of 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.