Luya herbal medicine

Luya

 

Scientific name: zingiber officinale , ammomum zingiber, zingiber blancoi

 

Also known as:

Agat, basing, gengibre, ginger, laial, laiya, laya, luy-a

 

Indication

Antiseptic- prepare tincture of dried rhizome with 70% alcohol 9not rubbing alcohol) and apply on superficial cuts and wounds or use juice from fresh rhizomes.

Gas pain- In adults and children- take decoction of the rhizome (salabat) as tea.

Rheumatism- pound  roasted rhizome, mix with oil and apply locally.

Sore throat and pharyngitis- take warm decoction of the rhizome as tea or chew a small piece of rhizome.

 

Constituent:

Gingerol, zingerone, zingiberone, cineol, borneol, phellandrene, citral, zingiberene, linalool, geraniol, chavicol, vanillyl, camphene, resin.

 

Source: National formulary

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