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Amomum aromaticum - Agnigarba

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Amomum aromaticum is a herbaceous plant that can grow up to 1 metre tall. The seed is sometimes gathered from the wild for medicinal purposes and as a food flavouring. The plant is occasionally cultivated.

Uses

Flatulence, Colic, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Coughs.

Parts Used

Seeds.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

{{Habit|Perennial}

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Alternate Leafy stem 3-4 ft. Leaves 0.5-1 ft. by 2-4 in., and glabrous on both sides.

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Spikes Spike small, globose ; peduncle generally short, rarely longer and decumbent ; outer bracts 1 in., ovate, pale brown. Corolla-tube 1 in. ; segments obtuse nearly as long as the tube, white, tinged with brown. Lip pale yellow, twice as long as the corolla-segments, outer half deflexed. Anther-crest large, petaloid, lobes rounded.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Capsule 1 in., oblong, trigonous.

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Wet places in forest highlands.

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References

  1. ["chemistry"]
  2. "morphology"
  3. [ "Cultivation"]

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