Botanic name: Globba marantina Linn
Local name: Chota rasna.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Erect rhizomatous herbs.
Grows up to 50 cm high.
Leaves: bifarious, to 20 x 5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acute at apex.
Flowers: solitary in each bracts; calyx 5 mm long, funnel shaped, 3-lobed; corolla 14 mm long, tube slender, lobes short, yellow; lip as long as the corolla, deeply 2-lobed, yellow; stamen 1, anthers broadly winged.
Medicinal Properties: Used by tribal people , Its roots and leaves is claimed to be used in the management of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cough, cold, snakebite and as abortifacient.