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Kaempferia Parviflora Thai Black Ginger Ginseng Root
Packet containing 1x small, rare, and very expensive rhizome!
True Kaempferia parviflora is super hard to find here in Australia and until now I have been keeping it for just me and the Mrs.
It is known as black ginseng, Thai black ginger, Thai ginseng, krachai dum, krachaidam, krachai dum, black turmeric, black galingale, gra-chai-dam, Kaempferia rubromarginata, Stahlianthus rubromarginatus, black finger root and many many other regionally common names.
It’s native range includes China, India, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, and Thailand and it has been used as a medicinal for 100’s of years.
If you want bigger, stronger, more powerful and more energetic, this is what they would give you.
Traditionally it is used to improve sexual performance, and to maintain vigor and stamina during periods of heavy physical exersion.
The actual modern medical studies done on the plant all but dispute this effect, but they do confirm an increase in sperm density in intact male rats, and in testosterone levels on castrated rats, it decreased pain response, and it can measurably increased the muscular hand grip strength in human studies.
There is an untested theory that low doses over much longer periods of time are needed to get the touted sexual and physical exertion improvements, but yeah, that’s just a theory.
It is also commonly prescribed by traditional medicine practitioners to lessen the effects of diabetes, and regulate blood sugar levels.
It likes a warm climate, a shady position, a nice sandy soil mix and a feed once or twice a year with compost, but apart from that there isn’t any secret to growing it.
It has a dainty little white and purple splotched flower, red to purple stems and shoots, and a beautiful dark purple root that is jam packed with flavonoid phytopigments and Anthocyanins.
These chemicals are the good bit in blue and purple fruits like blueberries and Black Goji Berry and they have strong antioxidant effects. There is ongoing research into these chemicals and cancer prevention.
Me personally, I make a tea a few times a year as a novelty/immune-booster and the rest of the time I just admire it aesthetically.
Cool plant, easy to grow, amazing history and medical potential, well worth having in the collection I reckon!
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems no nasties, no problems!!!