Botanical Name: Hedychium spicatum
- English: Spiked ginger lily
- Ayurvedic: Shathi, Shati, Gandhashathi, Gandhapalaashi, Kapuurkachari, Suvrataa, Gandhaarikaa, Gandhavadhuu, Gandhamuulikaa
- Unani: Kapuurkachari
- Also, known as: Sathi, Gandhamulika, Katuri, Sati, Shati, Kachri, Kapurkachri, Kapurkachali, Kapurkachri, Goul Kachora, Seenakachora, Kachora, Kapoorkachara Kapurakachari, Gablakachari, Gandhasunthi, Kachur, Kachoor, Poolankizangu Kichili Kizongu, Gandha Kachuralu, Poolankizangu, Kichilikizangu, Ban haldi
Parts Used: Rhizomes
The roots of the plant Hedychium spicatum is 15 to 20 cm long and 20 to 25 cm broad in diameter. The root seems yellowish brown from outside surface and dark brown internally. The edge of the root is covered with rough dark reddish layered which has number of scars and rounded rings marks on it. The teste is bitter and has little odor too.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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