Zingiber purpureum Roxb.

Zingiber purpureum Roxb. 
Zingiber cassumunar, Roxb. 

Description :
Grow in tropical Asia, from India to Indonesia. In Java cultivated or planted in the yard on the places that get enough sunlight, ranging from lowland to 1300 m asl. In flooded or muddy soil, its growth will be disturbed and rhizome rotting quickly. has a creeping rhizome and fleshy, the shape is almost round to elliptic or irregularly, 2-5 mm thick. Outer surface is not flat, lined, sometimes with shredded leaves, yellowish brown color, when young yellow halved until golden brown. It was not delicious,
spicy and bitter. Of Zingiber purpureum classified as herbs that have medicinal benefits. Harvest is done after the plants one year old. Duplication by rhizome cuttings.

Curable Disease:
Fever, headache, cough, stomach aches, colds, constipation, jaundice, Parasitic Worms, rheumatic, medicinal herbs, obesity, minimize stomach after birth.
Nature of Chemical and pharmacological effect :
Rhizome unique aromatic smell, taste a little bitter and a bit spicy. Fever (anti piretik), laxative fart (carminative), laxative sputum (expectorant), blood purifier, laxative (laksan), de-worming (vermifuge).
Chemical Content :
Rhizome: essential oil (cineol, pinen), resin, starch, tannin.

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