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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037595
Specimen ID:
034931
Collector ID:
3968
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 1, 2022
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
!D. Lorence 3/2002
Observers:
Daniel Balick & Justin Pelep (from Alek village)
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Madolenihmw Municipality
Locality:
Bohnlangas, Nanwel Forest, Miter Tihpen's home.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1m; flower bracts red; flowers white. N.V. "Oangen pele [Pohnpeian]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Stems: Mouthwash. Chew inside of stem after Kava drinking to make bad taste go away. Leaves: Antipyretic. If child has fever, collect 4 leaf apices, mash, put in cloth, squeeze liquid in mouth of chil d 4 or 8 days, 1x in am., 1x in afternoon. Stems: Antipyretic. Peel skin, pound it and squeeze juice . Give juice to children with fever until fever is gone.
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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