Spiked ginger lily

Spiked ginger lilySanskrit name: Karchura
Botanical name: Hedychium spicatum
Habitat: It is native to India and Indonesia.






  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Spiked ginger lily is a subtropical tree found in the Himalayas. It has been used for therapeutic benefits and as an ornamental plant. It is rich in glycoside, organic acids, starch and essential oils. It is digestive and vasodilator in nature. It is found beneficial in treating nausea, diminished appetite, local inflammation. The rootstock of ginger lily is carminative, expectorant and stimulant. It also possesses antiseptic properties. It helps in regulating blood circulation and liver disorders.


No such information on side effects is available with this herb. Avoid in pregnancy and lactation.

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