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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.


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

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