English Name: Cardamon ginger, Snap ginger
Chinese Name: 距花山姜 ju hua shan jiang
Sri Lankan Name: Heen Araththa
Part of indigenous medicinal formulation for the treatment of indigestion, impurities of blood, throat inflammation, voice improvement and to marinate youthful vigor. In Sri Lanka, It is also recommended as an aphrodisiac. The decoction of A. calcarata rhizome is widely used to treat cough, respiratory ailments, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis and diabetics.