Spiked Ginger Lily (Hedychium spicatium)
Spiked ginger lily which is also know as Gandhapalashi or sati or kapurkachri
Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses
- Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha
- Taste – Pungent, bitter, astringent
- Energetics – Heating
- Main Traditional Action: Anti-asthmatic
- Other Traditional Uses: Respiratory disorders such as chronic cough, Blood purifier, digestive, stomachic and vasodilator, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, helpful in treating liver complaints, and indigestion.
Spiked ginger lily and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-histaminic, ulcer-protective, anthelmintic, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, and hyperglycemic effects. It has also been shown to have intestinal alpha-glucosidase inhibitory potential.