Botanical Name : Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf. A.
Family Name : ZINGIBERACEAE
Common Name : Fingerroot, Kra-chai (in Thai)
Part Used : Rhizome
Fingerroot is approximately 1-2 high annual crops comes from rhizome of the plants. It has a tapering shape brown or orange,
brown color but inside it’s yellow and have a pleasant smell, give a hot, spicy and a bitter taste. It is original from the island of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia and currently grown in Southeast Asia. It is considered both a medicinal and a culinary herb, with various valuable properties. It contains many essential oil which is the base for various aromas and other compounds which are important for use as medicines and food supplements such as 5,7-Dihydroxyflavanone (5,7-DHF), 5,7-Dimethoxyflavone (5,7-DMF), Pinostrobin, Alpinetin, Boesenbergin A and Boesenbergin B.