Objectives: Hedychium spicatum Buch. Ham. ex (Family Zingiberaceae) is a rhizomatous herb, used in medicines, food, cosmetics and. General Information. Hedychium spicatum is a perennial plant growing about metres tall. The plant is gathered from the wild mainly as a medicinal plant and. This content provides information about the Hedychium spicatum.

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Anti-inflammatory effect of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of dried rhizome of H. The hhedychium rhizomes possess hypoglycaemic, vasodialator, spasmolytic, hypotensive, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

You will receive a range of benefits including: Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Cytotoxic sesquiterpenes from Hedychium spicatum: Sesquiterpene alcohol from Hedychium spicatum var.

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They can be grown in a sunny border as a summer sub-tropical bedding plant[[1]. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately.

In-vitro pediculicidal activity of Hedychium spicatum essential oil. J Res Indian Med. The authentic rhizome of H. Spixatum Indian medicinal system Ayurveda described the species is useful in the treatment of swelling, asthma, fever, and pain. Effects of plant growth substances on rooting of Hedychium spicatum under different temperature regimes. New Labdane diterpenes as intestinal alpha-glucosidase inhibitor from antihyperglycemic extract of Hedychium spicatum Ham.


No ulcer was observed in the duodenum and the stomach showed the presence of ulcers that were linear and had a circumferential distribution. Effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of dried rhizome of H.

Pharmacological evaluation of extracts of Hedychium spicatum (Ham-ex-Smith) rhizome

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. The solutions were filtered and the filtrates were then vacuum dried. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Rhizome has been reported to contain sitosterol and its glucosides, furanoid diterpene-hedychenone and 7-hydroxyhedychenone, and essential oils like cineole, terpinene, limonene, phellandrene, p-cymene, linalool and terpeneol as major constituents.

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Am J Pharm Toxicol. Samant SS, Dhar U. Year ISBN – Description Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Diversity, endemism and economic potential of wild edible plants of Indian Himalaya.

Hedychium spicatum

The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. The dried root is burnt as an incense[].

User specific search options User. For a list of references used on this page please go here. The root is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have an acrid taste and heating potency[].


Br J Pharmacol Chemother. The dose and duration of treatment are mentioned in the respective study group. Indian Heduchium Pharm Sci.

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medicinal herbs: HEDYCHIUM SPICATUM

They can be grown at the foot of a south-facing wall if given a good mulch in the winter[1, ]. Mol Nutr Food Res. Adult Swiss strain albino mice of either sex, weighing between 20 and 25 g, hedyhium overnight, were used for the toxicity study. The rhizomes have a strong aromatic odor and bitter taste. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. Gas chromatographic examination of the essential oil of rhizomes of Hedychium spicatum.

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