English: Kencur, Aromatic Ginger, Sand Ginger, Cutcherry, or Resurrection Lily.
Sanskrit: Shigru, Shigrugandha, Tikshnagandha, Danshamula, Shigruka, Laghupatra, Mulakparni, Akshiva, Bahala, Mochak, Haritshak, Komalpatrak, Bahumula.
Hindi: चँद्रमूला Chandramula, Sidhoul.
Malayalam: Kacholam, Kachoori (കച്ചോലം, കച്ചൂരി, കച്ചൂരിക്കിഴങ്ങ്).
Aromatic ginger or Sand ginger is a deciduous herb commonly found in tropical, wet areas, leaves are thick and rounded and lay flat on the ground. Flowering starts after the maturity of the plant almost in the rainy season (June). After disappearing the leaves rhizomes remain underground through winter. Rhizomes are very aromatic, and used in many Ayurvedic medicines.
Useful plant parts:
Indigestion, fever, and stomach pain control Kapha.
Camphene, Kaempferol, Kaempferide, Cineol, Borneol, 3-Carene, Cinnamaldehyde, Ethyl Cinnamate, P-Methoxycinnamic Acid, and Ethyl P-Methoxycinnamate.
How to prepare medicines:
Dried rhizome powder of sand ginger mixed with honey is and have twice a day better for treating cough.
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