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Zingiber officinale

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Zingiber officinale is a slender, erect, herbaceous perennial plant growing from 30 - 150cm tall. It has a robust, branched rhizome that is borne horizontally near the soil surface, bearing leafy shoots close together.

Uses

Indigestion, Nausea, Vomiting, Spasms, Motion sickness, Colic, Abdominal chills, Colds, Coughs, Influenza, [[:Category:Ayurvedic Herbs known to be helpful to treat |]].[1]

Parts Used

Young rhizomes, Roots.

Chemical Composition

It contains steroids, paradol, gingerols, gingerones and shogaols, shogaol etc.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Alla, Shunthi
Hindi Adrak
Malayalam Inchi, Enchi
Tamil Ingee, Inji
Telugu Allam, Allamu
Marathi Alha, Aale
Gujarathi Adu
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English Ginger

[3]

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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

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

A plant of the moist to wet tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,900 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 19 - 29°c, but can tolerate 13 - 35°c.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. Chemical constituents
  3. Common names
  4. [Morphology]
  5. Cultivation

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