An Organized Assessment of Species of Plants of ‘Alpinia’ Genera, Belonging to Family ‘Zingiberaceae’

The purpose of this review is to gathered information regarding plants of ‘Alpinia’ genera belonging to family ‘Zingiberaceae’. ‘Zingiberaceae’ is a family of flowering plants consisting of aromatic perennial herbs with creeping horizontal or tuberous rhizomes, comprising about 52 genera and more than 1300 species. In this review information about selected species was to be collected. For collecting information about that plants various sources were to be used. This sources provided information of plants including their synonym, distribution, description, medicinal uses, chemical constituents etc. From these studies we are concluding that their exists species of plants of ‘Alpinia’ genera, belonging to family, ‘Zingiberaceae’ with lots of chemical constituents and possesses beneficial medicinal properties. Due to this various parts like seeds, flowers, fruits, stems and roots of these plants are used in treatment of various diseases.

Author(s): S. S. Saboo, R. W. Chavan, G. G. Tapadiya, S. S. Khadabadi

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