Family : Zingiberaceae
Habitat : India, Sri Lanka, Europe and Guatemala.
Odour : Sweet and spicy
Part of plant used : Dried ripe furits (Seeds)
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Its therapeutic properties include: antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Mind/Emotions : Uplifting, revitalizing, warms the emotions, clears the head.
Safety Data : non-toxic, non-irriant and non-sensitizing.