Spiked Ginger Lily

Scientific name of Spiked Ginger Lily: Hedychium spicatum

Name of Spiked Ginger Lily in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Shati, Gandha palashi, Gandhamulika, Gandha sathi, Sandharlika

Hindi: Kapur kachuri, Sandharlika

English: Spiked Ginger Lily

Malayalam: Valiya Kacholam, Kachooram

Tamil: Seemai Kichchili Kizhangu, Poolankizangu

Plant description:

Spiked Ginger Lily is growing up to 1-1.5 m, with leafy stems. Flowers are white with an orange-red base, fragrant,  appearing in a dense spike, up to 25 cm, at the apex of the stem. Flower tube up to 6.5 cm long. Leaves are oblong, up to 1 feet long and 12 cm broad. A perfume named Abeer is getting from the rootstock.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-Parallel

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To treat liver complaints, used as a blood purifier, treat skin problems, stomach trouble, inflammation, vomiting, and dysentery.

Chemical contents:

Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Anti-histaminic.

Spiked Ginger Lily is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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