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Hedychium Spicatum(Hedichium)

Common Name: Hedichium, Kapur Kachr

Plant name: Hedychium Spicatum
Chemical constituents: The dried rhizome of the plant contains essential oil, starch, resins, organic acids and a glycoside; albumen and saccharine are also present. The essential oil has ethyl ester of p-methoxy cinnamic acid, d-sabirene cineole and sesquiterpenes .

Used in nausea, bronchial asthma, halitosis and vomiting.
 Also useful in diminished appetite, hiccups, local inflammation etc.
 It is useful in the treatment of liver complaints.
 It is also used in the treatment of indigestion and poor circulation due to thickening of the blood.

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