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Kapoor Kachri Oil

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  • Botanical Name: Hedychium spicatum
  • Common Name: Kapoor Kachri, Ginger Lily
  • Native Country: India
  • Parts Used: dried roots
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Aroma: warm woody, slightly spicy, slightly sweet smell.

Uses: The root stalk is useful in local inflammations, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, hiccups and in pain. The rhizome of the plant is said to be carminative, stimulant and a tonic. It has been described as useful, specially as an anti asthmatic agent. Clinical trials have been conducted in tropical eosinophilia, with promising results. It counteracts had mouth taste and smell.

Description: Hedychium spicatum is a smallish hardy ginger that grows to around 1 m, with green leaves and large orange and white flowers. It is also known as Spiked Ginger Lily, Sandharlika (Hindi), Kapur kachri (Hindi), and Takhellei (Manipuri).