Kaempferia rotunda L.

Family : Zingiberaceae

Local name : Bhui-champa (As.)

Herb with aromatic rhizome and roots occasionally ending in tubers; leaves oblong, hairy beneath; spikes subsessile; bracts purplish-white; flowers white; lip obovate, deeply bilobed.

Distribution :    Sporadic, occasionally grown.

Uses : Roots used in snake bite.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam