Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is named for Alpinia brevilabris; Alpinia brevis; Alpinia brevituba; Alpinia burkillii; Alpinia caerulea – Australian native ginger; Alpinia calcarata – heen araththa. Alpinia galanga (also Languas galanga), a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines. It is one of four. (Alpinia calcarata). Flowers are held on the ends of reed-like stems of dark green leaves, making for a showy display in spring and early summer. You are.

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Small to large herbaceous plants, distichous leaves with basal sheaths that overlap to form a pseudostem. J Proteom Bioinform ;2: A potential phytopharmacological source of natural medicine. The rhizome is a common ingredient in Thai curries and soups, where it is used fresh in chunks or cut into thin slices, mashed and mixed into curry paste.

Ac-7 showed highest amylolytic activity and was taken for further study. Angiosperms are the most diverse and highly evolutionarily successful group of land plants. Culinary Australian Bangladeshi Indian Pakistani. Experimental rats did not show any acute alpiniw chronic toxic effects as evident from their effects on hepatic function, nephritic function, RBC count, WBC count and hemoglobin concentration. Effects of aqueous extract of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes on reproductive competence of male rats.

Composition of the rhizome oil of Alpinia calcarata.

Different parts of Alpinia calcarata. Corolla tube almost equal to the calyx, pubescent, lobes oblong, pubescent outside; dorsal lobe 1. Alpinia calcarata is used atleast in Sri Lanka as a folk medicine for pain relief. Alpinia calcarata has been evidenced with alpinai antidiabetic effects. Essential oil of Alpinia alcarata Rosc. Antimicrobial effects of Ocimum basciliam Labiatea extract. Found these along the river above Thirupaprappu falls in Kanyakumari dist.


J Essen Oil Res. Hot water extract and hot ethanol extract of A.

Alpinia galanga – Wikipedia

Acta Biol Hung ; To detect the improper handling and adulteration of drugs their physicochemical analysis is very important. Terminal densed flowers are found in panicles 8.

Volatile constituents of A. Effects of aqueous extract of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes on reproductive competence of male rats.

Digest J Nanomat Biost. Molecular evolution of the chalcone synthase multigene family in the morning glory genome.

Alpinia calcarata – Snap Ginger

From the results of the above-mentioned studies, it is clear that A. Valid ID for Alpinia spp.

Alpinia galanga is also known as Rasna. Journal List Pharmacogn Rev v. A type III polyketide synthase from Wachendorfia thyrsiflora and its role in diarylheptanoid and phenylphenalenone biosynthesis. Privacy policy About Biodiversity of India: Kerala Forest Research Institute; Composition of the rhizome oil of Alpinia calcarata. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

It is believed that detailed information as presented in this review on its phytochemistry and various pharmacological properties of the different extracts, essential oil and the constituents might provide incentive for proper evaluation of the use of the plant in medicine.

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Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Influence of various physical and chemical factors such as pH, temperature, carbon and nitrogen sources on amylase production in liquid media were studied.


Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids, steroid glycosides and alkaloids in the extract and essential oil of this plant. Asian Pac J Trop Med. Digest J Nanomat Biost ;6: Essential oil of Alpinia alcarata Rosc. Hence, calcarwta is likely that some images may not be exactly of Alpinia calcarata.

Ovary 4 x 3 mm, densely pubescent, trilocular with many ovules. November, Alpinia calcarata Rasna. Volatile chemicals profile of the leaves, rhizome and root of the in vitro and conventionally propagated plants analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were qualitatively and quantitatively similar. Ethno-medico-botanical investigations in Kerala I. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Anti-inflammatory effect Alpinia calcarata Roscoe rhizomes are often used in Sri Lankan traditional medicines as a remedy for bronchitis, cough, respiratory ailments, diabetics, asthma and arthritis.

The following features distinguish monocots from dicots – 1 Three flower parts in each flower vs in dicots 2 One pore in pollen vs 3 3 One cotyledon vs 2 4 Vascular bundles in stem scattered vs concentric circles 5 Adventitious roots vs radicle-origin 6 Parallel venation vs reticulate These broad distinguishing features indeed have some exceptions.

I hope the following images are Alpinia calcarata. Constituents of Alpinia calcarata rhizome essential oil Bshuiyan et al.