Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding Author: Ishani Chakrabartty, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, India.
Received: April 26, 2022; Published: April 29, 2022
Traditional medicine, also known as complementary or herbal medicine, comprises of knowledge about medicinal plants and practices relating to their use, paved down as traditional legacy. Using whole plants and plant-parts like leaves, bark, root etc. to treat various ailments is a common practice followed by the people of the North Eastern (NE) region of India, especially the ethnic groups . With the increasing number of new and life threatening diseases in the world, the biggest challenge today is to find the cure. Plant derived drugs from medicinal plants are much preferred than those of synthetic origin due to their lesser side-effects . One such family of medicinal plants is Zingiberaceae. It is commonly known as ‘ginger’ and exists in fifty genera and 1300 species worldwide, distributed mainly in South and South-East Asia . Most members of this family are ornamental and valued as spice and medicinal plants.
Citation: Ishani Chakrabartty. “Alpinia nigra: The Zingiberaceae Member Seeking Attention".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 3.3 (2022): 01-02.
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