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Scientific name of Blackthorne: Kaempferia rotunda
Name of Blackthorne in different languages:-
English: Indian crocus, Peacock ginger, Round-rooted galangal
Sanscrit: Bhoomi champa भूमी चम्पा, Bhucampakah
Hindi: Bhoomi champa भूमी चम्पा, Abhuyichampa
Malayalam: Chenganeer kizhangu-ചെങ്ങനീർകിഴങ്ങ് / Malankoova-മലങ്കൂവ
Peacock ginger or Blackthorn (Kaempferia rotunda) plant grows wild in shaded areas which are wet or humid, especially in forests in South India. It grows in gardens and is known for their beautiful flowers and foliage. It is an annual herb, growing up to 2 feet tall, it belongs to the ginger family, flowers are white and red is very attractive, emerges from the ground so it is called Bhoomi Chamba in Sanskrit, mean flower of the earth. Rhizomes laid underground in winter season and reappearing and blossoming for two or three days.
Useful plant parts: Rhizome
Medicinal uses: used to treat the itch, scabies, blood clots and malignancy, tumours, swellings and wounds.
Medicinal properties: Antioxidant, acrid, thermogenic, aromatic, stomachic, anti-inflammatory, emetic, anti-tumour, anti-rheumatic
Chemical content: Toxin, benzyl benzoate, The tubers contain crotepoxide and beta-sitosterol. Tuber contains essential oil, benzoic acid on hydrolysis.