kaempferia parviflora

Bioflavonoids-rich Black Ginger

Scientific name: Kaempferia parviflora
Family name: Zingiberaceae

Botanical characteristics: a biennial plant with underground rhizomes. Flesh is black purple and the concentration of the colour depending on the soil. Parviflora, but held that a feature is a completely black purple.


Black Ginger (Kaempferia parviflora) is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. It commonly grows in tropical Asia. Traditionally, it is used as an energy enhancer and general tonic.

Alternatively, black ginger is commonly used a folk medicine for energy enhancement, and relief of gastrointestinal complaints. It has been used as a health-promoting, stimulating and vitalizing agent. This plant is very popular for using stimulate sexual performance and this plant has been used for a long time.

This herb has some historical and medicinal uses for treating metabolic ailments and improving vitality. It is also reported to be an aphrodisiac compound and physical enhancer. Rhizomes of black ginger have been used as traditional medicine for various medicinal purposes including a tonic for rectifying male impotence, body pains and gastrointestinal disorders. Black ginger usage as a folk medicine such as nutritional support, tonic, hypoglycemic agent, improvement of circulatory function and digestive function.

Laboratory and animal studies have shown it to have properties that make it a useful treatment for treatment of allergy and allergic-related diseases, and for benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as being a metabolic stimulant and anti-diabetic. A small human trial showed potential to improve peripheral blood circulation, strengthen blood vessels and relieve symptoms of oedema.