Article Index
NILAPPANA
1. Botany
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal Properties & Use
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
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Harvest & processing

Nilappana, which is a perennial plant, is cultivated as an annual or biennial crop. 1000-1500 kg/ acre fresh tuber is obtained when grown as an annual.  Biennial crop yields about 2000-3000 kg/acre; medicinal quality also is superior for biennial crop.
 Harvested rhizomes are cleaned and sliced into 1 cm long pieces and dried to form the marketable crude drug. Recovery of dried rhizome is 35-40%.