Latin Name

Hedychium spicatum

English Name

Spiked ginger lily

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It is popularly used in respiratory disorders. It is effective in the treatment of cough, cold, sinusitis, asthma. It is found to be effective in eosinophillia. It has digestive properties and astringent nature hence used in digestive disorders, diarrhoea and dysentery. It relieves flatulence. Its external application is used in localized swellings and flatulence. It is chewed to relieve foul smell coming from mouth. It is also used in treatment of fevers.

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