Botanical name : Kaempheria rotunda Linn.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Bhumichampaka, Bhuchampaka, Hallaka
Rasa : Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha,
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian crocus
Hindi : Bhuyichampa
Malayalam : Chengazhineerkizhangu
An aromatic shrub, having tuberous rootstalk and short stem; leaves simple, few, erect, oblong, with purplish underneath surface; flowers white an fragrant with purple lip in crowded spikes. Many roots bearing small oblong tubers arise from the rhizome.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, inflammations, wounds, ulcers, blood clots and malignancy.
Useful part : Tubers