Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dancing girl ginger

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. 

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