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Boesenbergia longiflora Kuntze.

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

Tribal Name: Azujingon (Khumi), Nunukkhai (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

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.

Mode of Uses:

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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