Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Amada.
English Name: Mango ginger.
A leafy rhizomatous herb, rhizome pale yellow inside, smell like green mango. Leaves long-peliolate, in tufts, the blade 30-45 cm long, oblong-lanceolate. Flowers in dense spike, 7.5-15 cm long, in the centre of the tuft of leaves. Flowering bracts greenish white, coma bracts tinged with pink or red.
Rhizome is cooling, appetizer, stomachic, carminative, antipyretic, aphrodisiac and laxative; useful in biliousness, bronchitis, asthma, hiccup, all kinds of itching and skin diseases. Roots are diuretic, maturant, emollient, expectorant, astringent; useful in diarrhoea, gleet, lumbago and stomatitis.
d-a-Pinene, d-camphor, 1-ß-curcumene as hydrochloride, d-curcumene, phytosterol have been isolated from rhizomes (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990)