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Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is named for Alpinia brevilabris; Alpinia brevis; Alpinia brevituba; Alpinia burkillii; Alpinia caerulea – Australian native ginger; Alpinia calcarata – heen araththa. Alpinia galanga (also Languas galanga), a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It is one of four. (Alpinia calcarata). Flowers are held on the ends of reed-like stems of dark green leaves, making for a showy display in spring and early summer. You are.

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Rhizomes of this herb are frequently used as traditional remedies for wlpinia, bronchitis, respiratory ailments, asthma, arthritis and diabetics in Sri Lanka. Test conducted in animal models for anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antinociceptive, reproductive capability, anticancer, gastroprotective and other biological activities have shown promising results without any adverse effect. Books on Indian Flora. Alpinia Alpinia zerumbet Scientific classification Kingdom: Asian Pac J Trop Biomed ;5: Alpinia calcarata Roscoe Zingiberaceae is a rhizomatous plant widely used as systemic medicinal sources in Sri Lanka.


Table 2 Constituents of Alpinia calcarata rhizome essential oil Bshuiyan et al.

In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. If nothing is displayed in this section, it means the EoL ID alpinka not been defined.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids, steroid glycosides and alkaloids in the extract and essential oil of this plant.

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This article has been cited by. Nice photos, A small correction on its identity, This Alpinia calcarata Rosc.

How to register here? Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. Antinociceptive activities of aqueous and etahnolic extracts of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes in rats. George M, Pandalai KM.

The number of spontaneous penile erections was also elevated calcaratx and markedly. Send a request for permission. Ind J Med Res ; It is less common in other parts of the world.

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Details of some important contributors. The water soluble extractive value can help the best to identify the quality, adulteration, or incorrect processing of the crude drug during the process of storage and drying.


Analysis of cultivated Alpinia calcarata. Asian Pac J Trop Med ;5: Volatile constituents of A. Hence, it is alpinla that some images may not be exactly of Alpinia calcarata.

Antimicrobial effects of Ocimum basciliam Labiatea extract. Moreover, the counts for rats mounting and intromitting, and the latencies for mounting and intromission were inhibited.

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Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. High ash value indicates an adulteration, contamination, substitution or carelessness in preparing the crude drug for marketing. Improved Clonal Propagation of Alpinia calcarata Rosc. Zingiberaceaeis a rhizomatous perennial herb, which is commonly used in the traditional medicinal systems in Sri Alplnia.

A revised hand book to the flora of Ceylon; pp. Most Alpinia are plants of forest understory habitat.