Kaempferia rotunda L.

Kaempferia rotunda L., Sp. Pl. 1: 3 (1753).

Kaempferia rotunda
Kaempferia rotunda L.,
Kaempferia rotunda L., Photo by Khách Vô Danh

its native range is Indian Subcontinent to S. China.

Vietnamese name:

Ngải máu, Cẩm địa la, Tam thất nam, Thiền liền tròn.


Rhizomes cure menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, hemostasis, wound healing, stomach pain, bloody stools, poisoning, bone pain.


In Vietnam: Lao Cai, Kon Tum (Dak Glei). Plants that grow naturally, are often planted.

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