The plant can grow up to one meter in height although usually between 60 and 90 inches. Its leaves are elongated, deep green and the fruit is in capsule form, very red. Elsewhere also known as "ginger". It grows best in fertile, loose, with copious irrigation and exposed to direct sunlight to warm temperature (between 25 ° C and 30 ° C) soils. Planting should be done in January and February (late winter) and root should be started at ten months after planting (early next winter), when the plant has accumulated reserves and can extract a larger amount of active ingredients of the same.
By outsourcing can be used in any form, essential oils, extracts, oil infusions, giving a chest massage for treatment of the common cold or as an expectorant.
Another effect of topical application or ingestion is the stimulation of blood circulation and respiratory functions, so you can use the oil massage to alleviate some circulatory problems and also in cases of osteoarthritis (note: not to be use in rheumatoid arthritis). As circulatory stimulant.
Significantly, it is an excellent antiseptic therefore applied to any injury, facilitate healing.