Kaempferia parviflora - Thai black ginger

Healthy in general, as most gingers, this Kaempferia is used as a strengthener or aphrodisiac since immemorial times. It is also a nice ornamental: flowers are not too exciting (parvi-flora means small flowered) but leaves are glossy and wavy.

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Healthy in general, as most gingers, this Kaempferia is used as a strengthener or aphrodisiac since immemorial times. It is also a nice ornamental: flowers are not too exciting (parvi-flora means small flowered) but leaves are glossy and wavy. Surasak et al. in 2017 published "Among the Hmong hill tribe, <<Kaempferia parviflora>> is widely believed to reduce perceived effort, improve physical work capacity, and prolong hill trekking. A number of pharmacological studies of Krachaidum have shown the following properties: antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antidepressive, anticholinesterase, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti–-peptic ulcer, cardioprotective, antiobesity activity, and aphrodisiac." It is a summer-grower and it usually wakes up in late june
Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 20cm-30cm
Botanical family Zingiberaceae
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Summer
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
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