Kaempferia roxburghiana Schult.
Kaempferia undulata Link
Kaempferia angustifolia is a small perennial herb producing leaves up to 20cm long from a tuberous base.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.
E. Asia - eastern India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia.
Teak forests, lowland rice, and on calcareous marl, at elevations up to 150 metres[
Species in this genus generally prefer a position in partial shade, growing best in a moist, well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil[
The small roots and tubers have astringent properties and are used in the treatment of coughs, dysentery and diarrhoea[
The watery main rhizome is considered cooling[
Division of the rhizomes
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