English :Spiked ginger lily
Hindi :Karpura kachari
Manipuri :Takhellei hangampal
Group :Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Species :spicatum Buch.- Ham.
Habit :Rhizomatious tall aromatic herb
Parts Used :Rhizome
Mode of 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.