Family: Zingiberaceae - Ginger family
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Azujingon (Khumi), Nunukkhai (Marma).
A leafy, rhizomatous herb. Leaves about 4 in a tuft; petiole long, erect, channeled; base cordate or cuneate, often tinged purple beneath. Flowers 1-2 in radical spikes; corolla tube very slender, much longer than the bracts, white, shorter than the white staminodes.
Boiled rhizome is taken as vegetables (Khumi).
Marma of Khagrachari use to rub Rhizome of the plant on fore head to cure cataract.
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in forest floor.
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