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Blue Ginger

Scientific name of Blue Ginger: Alpinia galanga

Name of Blue Ginger in different languages:-

English: Thai ginger, Java Galangal

Sanskrit: Gandhabija, Rasana, Ugragandha, Sugandha, Mahabharivaca, Kulaj, Gandhamula, Kulanjan, Mahabhairavach, Malayavaca.

Hindi: Rasna

Malayalam: Valiya Aratha വലിയ അരത്ത, Malaenchi-മലയിഞ്ചി

Plant description:

Blue Ginger -Alpinia galanga is herb grows in rhizomes, in  long clumps up to 2 m in height from rhizomes in stiff stalks, the leaves are dark green abundant and long, sword-shaped, tapered at apex, sword-shaped, length up to 75 cm long and 10 cm wide, the rhizome is like ginger. The  fruits are pos, green, resemble with cardamom, found in clusters, at clumps apex, turns red when ripe and contain many black small seeds inside the pod.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Sword shaped Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  parallel2


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To treat skin problem, to increase taste, appetite, good voice.

Chemical content:


How to prepare medicines:

Blue Ginger is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


 Rheumallin tablets

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