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Zingiber zerumbet is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing clumps of leaves from a large rhizome. The leaves form a pseudostem from 60 - 200cm tall. A popular and widely cultivated plant in southeast Asia where it is used as a medicinal plant and spice. The roots are sold in local markets in Java. The plant also produces very ornamental flowering heads and is widely grown in gardens.
The most abundant components were monoterpenes (76.1%): camphene (15) (16.3%), sabinene (16) (14.6%), citral (17) (26.1%), zingiberene (18) (7.2%) and lavandulyl acetate etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a position in humid woodland shade. Prefers a fertile, humus-rich soil.