Kaempferia parviflora

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Kaempferia parviflora
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Kaempferia
Species:
K. parviflora
Binomial name
Kaempferia parviflora
Wall. ex Baker

Kaempferia parviflora, the Thai black ginger, Thai ginseng or krachai dum, is an herbaceous plant in the family Zingiberaceae, native to Thailand. Kaempferia parviflora has been the subject of increased scientific interest in recent years. In a systematic review in 2016, 683 records and 7 studies were analyzed, with a reference that krachai dum significantly increased hand grip strength and enhanced the response to sexual erotic stimuli. Also known as Kunyit Hitam in Malay.[1] An earlier study found that acute dosing did not have an effect on sprint and endurance exercise in humans, but indicated that chronic effects or actions in other populations cannot be excluded.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saokaew, S; Wilairat, P; Raktanyakan, P; Dilokthornsakul, P; Dhippayom, T; Kongkaew, C; Sruamsiri, R; Chuthaputti, A; Chaiyakunapruk, N (2016). "Clinical Effects of Krachaidum (Kaempferia parviflora): A Systematic Review". Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 22 (3): 413–428. doi:10.1177/2156587216669628. PMC 5871153. PMID 27694558.
  2. ^ Wasuntarawat, C; Pengnet, S; Walaikavinan, N; Kamkaew, N; Bualoang, T; Toskulkao, C; McConell, G (2010). "No effect of acute ingestion of Thai ginseng (Kaempferia parviflora) on sprint and endurance exercise performance in humans". Journal of Sports Sciences. 28 (11): 1243–50. doi:10.1080/02640414.2010.506221. PMID 20845210.