AMOMUM COSTATUM Benth.

Family: Zingiberaceae

Description of the Plant:

A rhizomatous perennial herb with 1.5-1.8 m leafy stem. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 60-90 cm long, pubescent beneath. Spikes oblong, 5-7.5 cm long; peduncle as long as the spike. Corolla-tube 5 cm long, cylindric; segments obtuse, half as long as the tube; lip 5 cm long, deflexed, ligulate, red-yellow. Fruit 1.26 cm long, ovoid, strongly ribbed.

Actions and Uses:

In Chinese medicine, the seeds are employed for asthma, pulmonary affections, ailments of the stomach and general debility.

Availabity:

Forests of Sylhet.

AMOMUM COSTATUM Benth.
AMOMUM COSTATUM Benth.

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