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CHITTARATHA
1. Botany
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal properties & uses
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
9. Related species
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CHITTARATHA
Chittaratha  

Perennial zingiberaceous plant with evergreen foliage.
Medicinally important part : Rhizomes

                                     


Lesser Galangal

Scientific name    : Alpinia calcarata

Family                : Zingiberaceae

Synonym            : Alpinia bracteata Rosc.

Vernacular names:
English               : Lesser galangal

Malayalam          : Chittaratha, Kolinchi

Sanskrit             : Rasna