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Amomum dealbatum Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Zingiberaceae - Ginger family
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Alachengay (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A rhizomatous perennial herb with leafy stem. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, pubescent beneath. Spikes oblong, peduncle as long as the spike. Corolla-tube cylindric; segments obtuse, half as long as the tube; lip deflexed, ligulate, red-yellow. Fruit ovoid, strongly ribbed.

Mode of Uses:

A root extract is applied to affected areas for the treatment of abscesses (Chakma).

Amomum dealbatum Roxb.

Amomum dealbatum Roxb.

Distribution:

In forests and shady places of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.

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