Scientific name: zingiber officinale , ammomum zingiber, zingiber blancoi
Also known as:
Agat, basing, gengibre, ginger, laial, laiya, laya, luy-a
Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica, curcuma xanthorrhiza naves.
BIO-CONTROL OF CROP DISEASES
Many of our local plants contain helpful chemicals, particularly alkaloids, that are effective against fungal and bacterial diseases of other plants. Thus, they are mixed with the soil to control the fungus that causes the diseases of seedlings. Allow the leaves to decompose for about one week before transplanting the seedlings. Some of these leaves are as follows:
COUGH CANDY USING LOCAL PLANT EXTRACTS
Researchers of ITDI have formulated a cough candy using oils of ginger (Zinigiber
officinale Rosc.) and “kalamansi” (Citrus microcarpa Bunge) and extracts from tamarind
(Tamarindus indica Linn.) and “kalamansi”. The use of local plant products to substitute
for the imported raw materials/ingredients in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals may
help contribute to the reduction of prices of drugs which have become prohibitive.