Therapeutic potential of Zingiber roseum Roxb.

  • Ansari Rosi Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Dravyaguna, Lalit Hari State P.G. Ayurveda College and Hospital, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Mishra H.S Lecturer, Department of Dravyaguna, Lalit Hari State P.G. Ayurveda College and Hospital, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Agrawal Ajay Kumar Professor and HOD, Department of Dravyaguna Lalit Hari State P.G. Ayurveda College and Hospital, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Zingiber roseum, Zingiberaceae, Endangered, Phenol Compounds, Therapeutic uses


Zingiber roseum Roxb, commonly known as the pink porcelain lily or pink ginger, is a plant species celebrated for its ornamental beauty and intriguing medicinal properties. Traditionally, the plant is being used by traditional healers for the treatment of disorders of gastrointestinal tract in Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. This plant has been reported to be used in traditional healing system in other parts of the world especially Southeast Asia. Its appropriation with any of the classical drug has not been done till date. Plant has been reported to contain a wide variety of phytochemicals which make it a potential plant drug to be used for therapeutic purposes. In pharmacological screening studies, biological activities like Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Immunomodulatory, Anticancer, Antiviral, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory and many more have been demonstrated in different plant parts and fractions. Plant is considered to be native to Southeast Asia. It has been designated as endangered in IUCN plant list and needs attention. Present paper is an attempt to review different aspects pertaining to Z. roseum including botanical characteristics, phytochemical composition, and diverse therapeutic applications of Zingiber roseum.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.9.18
Published: 2023-11-09
How to Cite
Ansari Rosi, Mishra H.S, & Agrawal Ajay Kumar. (2023). Therapeutic potential of Zingiber roseum Roxb. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(9), 112 - 119.
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