Amomum cassumunar (Roxb.) Donn
Amomum montanum J.König
Amomum xanthorhiza Roxb. ex Steud.
Cassumunar roxburghii Colla
Jaegera montana (J.König) Giseke
Zingiber anthorrhiza Horan.
Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
Zingiber cliffordiae Andrews
Zingiber luridum Salisb.
Zingiber purpureum Roscoe
Zingiber xantorrhizon Steud.
Zingiber montanum is a herbaceous perennial plant producing clumps of leaves from a large rhizome. The leaves form a pseudostem from 120 - 180cm tall[
The plant is widely cultivated, especially in southeast Asia, as a medicinal plant[
The root is sometimes used for making an arrow poison[
E. Asia - India, Bangladesh, Assam, Myanmar.
Naturalized in moist second-growth forest in limestone hills at elevations of 200 - 250 metres in Puerto Rico[
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Prefers a position in humid forest shade[
]. Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil[
The plant often escapes from cultivation in the Greater Antilles[
]. It is naturalized in Puerto Rico[
The rhizome is used as a condiment[
The root is stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and colic[
The root has sometimes been used as a substitute for ginger (Zingiber officinalis)[
The plant tends to be avoided by animals. It is therefore sometimes planted around the edges of rice fields to try and protect them from damage[
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