White Ginger Lily
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Common Name: white garland-lily or white ginger lily
Scientific Name: Hedychium coronarium
Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Butterfly ginger, winter-hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11, also has edible flowers and tubers. The tubers have a white flesh and spicy flavor and both tubers and flowers are used for flavoring soups or other dishes. Young buds and flowers are eaten or used as a flavouring. Root – cooked. A famine food used when all else fails.
The seed is aromatic, carminative and stomachic. The root is antirheumatic, excitant and tonic. The ground rhizome is used as a febrifuge. An essential oil from the roots is carminative and has anthelmintic indications. The plant has been used as a remedy for foetid nostril.