Plant closely related to the ginger family. A leafy rhizomatous herb, rhizome pale yellow inside, smell like green mango. Leaves long-petiolate, in tufts, the blade 30-45 cm long, oblong-lanceolate. Flowers in a dense spike, 7.5-15 cm long, in the center 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 diarrhea, gleet, lumbago, and stomatitis.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%