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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.

Distribution:

Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in forest floor.


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