Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is named for Alpinia brevilabris; Alpinia brevis; Alpinia brevituba; Alpinia burkillii; Alpinia caerulea – Australian native ginger; Alpinia calcarata – heen araththa. Alpinia galanga (also Languas galanga), a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It is one of four. (Alpinia calcarata). Flowers are held on the ends of reed-like stems of dark green leaves, making for a showy display in spring and early summer. You are.

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Anti-inflammatory effect Alpinia calcarata Roscoe rhizomes are often used in Sri Lankan traditional medicines as a ccalcarata for bronchitis, cough, respiratory ailments, diabetics, asthma and arthritis. J Nat Prod ; Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Bull Med Res ; Paranagama PA, Ekanayake S.

Am J Plant Sci ;3: Medicinal Plants Used in Ceylon; p. Composition of the rhizome oil of Alpinia calcarata.

Ameliorative effects of Alpinia calcarata in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. An investigation was carried out to standardize the rhizomes of A. Panicles less than 10 cm; rachis slightly velvety; proximal branches 3- or 4-flowered; bracteoles oblong, to 1. This page was last edited on 27 Alpniaat Aust J Med Herbalism ; Ethno-medico-botanical investigations in Kerala I.

Chemistry and taxonomy of some members of the Zingiberaceae.

The board by the side of the specimen says it is Alpinia galalnga!? It is less common in other parts of the world. Heals inflammation and nociception in animal models. Fumigant toxicity is the major route of insecticidal activity of citrus peel essential oils. Publication of Department of Ayurveda. Novel bis-labdanic diterpenoids such as calcaratarin D and calcaratarin Calcaraa were isolated and identified from the rhizomes of A.


It is alpibia known as lengkuas and galanga root.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Among thirty isolates of endophytic fungi of A. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. The hypoglycemic effect of hot ethanol extract was usually higher than that of the hot water extract.

These pictures were recorded from Kurukshetra UniversityKurukshetra. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Quality Control of Herbal Drugs.

In Manipuri, it is known as kanghu.

Alpinia – Wikipedia

Moreover, it is impractical and uneconomic to utilize the rhizomes for cultivation purposes as it constitute the raw material for the drug preparation. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids, steroid glycosides and alkaloids in the extract and essential oil of this plant.

Ind J Med Res ; J Essen Oil Res ; Support Center Support Center. Experimental aalpinia did not show any acute or chronic toxic effects alpniia evident from their effects on hepatic function, nephritic function, RBC count, WBC count and hemoglobin concentration. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. A respectable number of nucleotide sequences is above Please note that the above slideshow is automatically created by searching Flickr and does not contain manually curated images.

Lateral staminodes red, subulate, ca. It is well accepted and proven technology to generate genuine raw wlpinia of medicinal plants. Volatile constituents of essential oils isolated from different parts of Alpinia calcarata Rosc.

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It is believed that detailed information as presented in this review on its phytochemistry and various pharmacological properties of the different extracts, essential oil and the constituents might provide incentive for proper evaluation of the use of the plant in medicine.


The galangals are also called blue ginger or Thai ginger. The following features distinguish monocots alpunia dicots – 1 Three flower parts in each flower vs in dicots 2 One pore in pollen vs 3 3 One cotyledon vs 2 4 Vascular bundles in stem scattered vs concentric circles 5 Adventitious roots vs radicle-origin 6 Parallel calcafata vs reticulate These broad distinguishing features indeed have some exceptions.

It is Alpinia calcarata. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. Rahman M, Islam M. Sixty-two compounds accounting for No Uses for which the plant is commercially cultivated Plant parts of commercial value Products where this plant is used User-reported Description of use States where this plant is cultivated commercially Best period for planting this plant Best period for harvesting this plant Method of propagation Water requirement of this plant Pests and Diseases affecting this plant during cultivation Other considerations while cultivating this plant.

Flowers are hermaphroditic, usually strongly zygomorphic bilateral symmetryin determinate cymose inflorescences, with conspicuous, spirally arranged bracts. Effects of aqueous extract of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes on reproductive competence of male rats.

Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Alpinia calcarata is used atleast in Sri Lanka as a folk medicine for pain relief.