Etlingera elatior, commonly known as torch ginger, is a tropical rhizomatous perennial of the ginger family that grows to ‘ tall in tropical climates but much. Read fascinating facts and browse beautiful, detailed photos of the torch ginger ( Etlingera elatior): one of thousands of plant species growing at the Eden Project. Etlingera elatior or ‘pink torch ginger’ (Zingiberaceae) are widely cultivated in tropical countries and used as spices and food flavoring.

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Put organic mulch around the root zone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant effects of Etlingera elatior against lead – induced changes in serum free radical scavenging enzymes and lipid hydroperoxides in rats. Furthermore, the increase in SOD in E. This assay kit measured GPx activity indirectly by a coupled reaction with glutathione reductase. Full sun to part shade.

In Bali, people use the white part of the bottom part of the trunk for cooking chilli sauce called “Sambal Bongkot”, and use the flower buds to make chilli sauce called “Sambal Kecicang”.

Torch ginger

The authors wish to thank Dr Mallikarjuna Rao for his help in getting the voucher specimen and International Medical University for the research grant. The stem is made into matting in Sumatra. Publisher Elatoir Press Etlingfra. Fruiting head greenish or reddish, globose, Though the level of PCC was significantly reduced with concurrent E.

The young flower shoot of E. Phaeomeria magnifica Roscoe K. The present study showed that lead acetate exposure in drinking water for 14 days resulted in severe oxidative stress.


Moreover, the decrease in PCC was pronounced in the group treated with E. Br J Ind Med. Etlingera elatior, also known as torch ginger, is a striking tropical perennial flower. Test for flavonoids To 3 cm 3 of each extract was added 1 cm 3 NaOH and observed for yellow colouration. It has the potential to colonize shaded habitats and relatively unaltered forests Ibrahim and Setyowati, ; Chacon, ; Sakai et al.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Phytochemical evaluation The Etlingera elatior inflorescence extract was tested for the presence of various phytochemical classes of compounds such as alkaloids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, tannins, and saponins using standard procedures of analysis [ 1920 ]. Although the exact mechanisms by which lead induces oxidative stress in various tissues are not completely understood, evidence indicates that multiple mechanisms may be involved.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties of elatiot Malaysian traditional vegetables ulam. Environmental Impact Top of page E.

Etlingera elatior (torch ginger)

Lead exposure causes generation of reactive oxygen species and functional impairment in rat sperm. Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Catalogue of introduced and cultivated plants in New Caledonia. Changes in organ non-protein sulfydryl and glutathione concentrations during acute and chronic administration of inorganic lead to chicks.

The family Zingiberaceae, with more than species, is the largest of eight families included in the order Zingiberales Kress, ; Kress et al. Antioxidative constituents of Etlinhera elatior. Antitumor promoting and cytotoxic constituents of Etlingera Elatior. Atoll Research Bulletin, Dried leaves or etlingerra work well for this plant. It is known as bunga kecombrang or honje in Indonesia and as bunga kantan in Malaysia. They also will often perform poorly in frost-free climates when night temperatures dip below 50 degrees F.


Rats exposed to lead acetate and treated with E. Superoxide elatio, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione S-transferase enzymes take part in maintaining glutathione homeostasis in the tissues.

Plants are totally intolerant of frost. Listado de las Plantas Vasculares del Departamento de Antioquia: Contributions from the United States National Herbarium, The flora of Nauru.

Habitat Top of page E. The phylogeny and a new classification of the gingers Zingiberaceae: Mulch helps maintain good soil moisture.

How to Grow Etlingera Elatior: 10 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow

These plants probably etligera not be grown indoors in cooler climates, etlongera, because they will grow much shorter with less vitality and probably will not flower. Groups 6 – 8: It is of interest to mention that all groups treated with E. Fertilize the soil around these flowers with a high-potassium fertilizer once per month during the growing season.

The analysis of phytochemicals in the ethanolic extract of inflorescence of E. Protein carbonyl content PCC assay In the protein carbonyl content assay kit, protein samples are derivatized by making use of the reaction between 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine DNPH and protein carbonyls.

The essential oils of E. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. The level of PCC decreased significantly when E.