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Common Name: torch ginger, ginger flower, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger
Scientific Name: etlingera elatior
Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Wild ginger consists of good amount of Beta-sitosterol, and this substance, help to lower cholesterol level. As a result Beta-sitosterol can be used to prevent coronary heart disease, which the main reason of high cholesterol level in the body. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any proof about this substance preventing coronary heart disease, yet this has been proved to be effective in lowering cholesterol.
Wild ginger is good in treating inflammation; amazingly this plant is great in relieving pain too. Limonene, found abundantly in wild ginger, is also found in other plants when they are formed in essential oils such as Basil essential oil, orange essential oil and Brazilian Peppertree essential oil.