Objectives: Hedychium spicatum Buch. Ham. ex (Family Zingiberaceae) is a rhizomatous herb, used in medicines, food, cosmetics and. General Information. Hedychium spicatum is a perennial plant growing about metres tall. The plant is gathered from the wild mainly as a medicinal plant and. This content provides information about the Hedychium spicatum.

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Eaten in savoury dishes with lentils[]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The rootstock is carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic[, ].

It is useful in the treatment of liver complaints, and is also used in treating fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea, inflammation, gedychium and snake bite[,].

The root is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have an acrid taste and heating potency[]. It is digestive, stomachic and vasodilator[].

It is used in the treatment of indigestion and poor circulation due to thickening of the blood[]. This oil, which has a scent somewhat like hyacinths, is so powerful that a single drop will render clothes highly perfumed for a considerable period[]. The dried root is spictaum as an incense[]. Requires a rich moist soil and a sunny position[]. They can be grown in a sunny border as a summer sub-tropical bedding plant[[1]. They can be grown at the foot of a south-facing wall if given a good mulch in the winter[1, ].

Pharmacological evaluation of extracts of Hedychium spicatum (Ham-ex-Smith) rhizome

Plants succeed outdoors in Tresco Hsdychium, Isles of Scilly. This species succeeds outdoors in most parts of S. England, especially if the rhizomes are mulched with dry leaves in the autumn[90]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[]. The tubers should only just be covered with soil[].


The flowers are sweetly scented, the scent being most pronounced towards evening[]. Both the bruised and the dried root are very aromatic with a fragrant, somewhat pungent smell that is similar to orris root but more powerful[]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant out in late spring spicztum the last expected frosts. Division as growth commences in the spring[].

Dig up the clump and divide it with a sharp spade or knife, making sure that each division has a growing shoot. Larger clumps can be planted out direct hrdychium their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a greenhouse until they are established. Plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring. Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section.

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It is hardy to zone UK 8 and is frost tender. It is in flower in October. Hedtchium species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs.

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It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. QR Code What’s this? Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Please view the copyright link for more information. Forest clearings, shrubberies, – metres[90] from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh.