Manipuri :Yai thamna manbi
Group :Angiosperm ( Monocotyledon)
Species :galanga Linn.
Habit :Rhizomatous spreading herb
Parts Used :Rhizome
Mode of Preparation :Rhizome crushed with water for extract. Rhizome boiled for extract.
Mode of use :Fresh and Decoction
Ingredients :Whole plant contains carotine, viamines C, B1, B12, Ca, Mg, Na, K salts, organic acids, nicotinic acids, oxalic acid and biflavonoid.
Ailment Treated:Roasted rhizome are applied hot for fastering tumours. Rhizome extract is used in baldness and used as an ingredient of traditional hair lotion (Chenghi). Plant powder is used as ointment in healing wounds, taken internally remove coagulated blood. Rhizomes are considered useful against diabetic, stomachic, gastric problems, skin disease and arthritis. Rhizomes stimulating, expectorant, carminative, diuretic and cough.