Botanical name : Kaempferia galanga Linn.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Gandhamoolaka, Sathi, Dravidaka, Chanda
Rasa : Katu, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Crocus
Hindi : Chandramoola
Malayalam : Kacholam,Kachoram
A perennial aromatic herb with very fragrant rhizomes.2 or 3 leaves arise from the rhizome and spreads on the ground, fragrant, round-ovate, with short petioles; flowers white with purplish spots in axillary fascicles; fruits 3-celled capsules.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, skin diseases, wounds, fever and nasal obstruction.
Useful part : Rhizomes