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Science - Botany
|Hindi term or phrase: kasturi|
|I do not know the language this comes from, but this is some kind of a fragrant plant, or spice, or tree, used in incense.|
|Curcuma aromatica (scientific term)|
Radhas Ayurvedic Soap is a product which has been developed on a formula invented after research work extending over two years. This Ayurvedic soap contains essential oils of Vetivert (Ramacham), Trachispermum Ammi (Omam) and Curcuma Aromatica (Kasturi Manjal).
Note added at 2002-09-28 00:43:44 (GMT)
Description: A robust ginger with stout underground rhizomes. Foliage dies down in late in autumn and the rhizomes remain dormant in winter. The inflorescence appears in early spring from the base of the rhizome. The peduncle grows to about 8 to 10 inches tall. Leaves appear after the flowers. When in full growth the plants can reach a height of about 3ft tall. Leaves are broad and very decorative. Good for cut-flower use with a vase life of about 10 days for a fresh stem.
Habitat: This species is found in the eastern Himalayas and inhabits warm forest areas. Grows fast and vigorously during the summer monsoon months.
Ethnobotany: Rhizomes used to a limited extent in villages for flavouring curries
This plant is sometimes called Cochin turmeric or Kasthuri manjal or yellow zedoary. It is a wild plant of the forests of the Western Ghats and Bengal in India and is sometimes cultivated there for its rhizome, which is used as a flavouring agent and condiment and the source of a yellow dye. This is not true turmeric or haldi which is Curcuma longa. The inflorescence is borne in spring, separately from and before the leaves and the upper, sterile bracts are a lovely pink and white. The fertile bracts are pale green and support the pale yellowish flowers tinged attractively with pink. The leafy stems grow to around 1 m. with very long-stalked leaves usually lightly variegated in shades of green. It is a plant for the cool greenhouse or conservatory, dormant in winter when if kept dry it will withstand a degree or so of frost.
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