Zingiber montanum (J.Koenig) Link ex A.Dietr. (= Z. cassumunar Roxb.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 170-171

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scientific name

Zingiber montanum (J.Koenig) Link ex A.Dietr. (= Z. cassumunar Roxb.)
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Zingiber montanum (J.Koenig) Link ex A.Dietr. (= Z. cassumunar Roxb.) 

Names.

Myanmar: meik-tha-lin, hta-nah (Mon). English: wild ginger.

Range.

Tropical Asia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Hot in taste, the species is used to regulate the blood, stimulate urination, and release gas. Whole plant: Its five parts are used in making up medicines to cure coughs, asthma, leprosy and other skin disorders, and in deworming; mixed with a little salt, the juice is used to stimulate menstruation; applying the juice mixed with a small amount of pepper used to prevent catching a cold and to treat the aches, pains, heaviness, and dullness of poor circulation; brewing in a moderate amount of water and ingesting the liquid is used as a remedy for diarrhea and diarrhea with shooting or dull pains. Taking about two tablespoons of the liquid from boiling the five parts in water, together with coriander seeds, and reducing the volume to half, alleviates severe diarrhea; crushing them, followed by boiling, yields a distillate that relieves internal hemorrhoids if taken regularly, two tablespoons at a time. For snakebites, the juice of the five parts is ingested and also externally applied to the wound. Rhizome: Crushed and tied on with a bandage, used as a poultice for wounds, aches, knotted muscles, and, in the elderly, inflamed joints, swollen knees, and swollen ankles.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Perry (1980) discusses the uses of this species in general, and in East and Southeast Asian countries.

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Zingiber