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Description for Curcuma angustifolia
It is an attractive ginger with stout underground rhizomes which lie dormant in winters. In early spring the flowers are produced before the leaves. Very colorful bracts make this a showy species. The shape and color of the bracts are very variable.
The inflorescence lasts in full bloom on the plants for about three weeks and more. Good for cut flower use with a vase life of 10 days and more for fresh cut blooms. Leaves grow to about 2ft tall and die down in autumn.
C. angustifolia has been extracted and is used in antifungal medications. Compounds in the leaves of this plant have also been shown to have potential as antibacterial agents. It is used as weaning food for babies. The plant is also used for medicinal purposes like for curing worms and stomach ache.
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Caring for Curcuma angustifolia
Typical uses of Curcuma angustifolia
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