Monday, June 11, 2012

Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior),
Family : Zingiberaceae.

 Native to Indonesia. The plant is now grown in many tropical locations both for the extravagant ‘flowers’ and for food.

Its a torch ginger called Etlinger elatior a good herbal medicine for liver protection has been reported.
Thanks to EFI members for confirming the species id as well as its uses.

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