Plant name: Moon peach blossom (Yanshan ginger, jade peach, alpinia ginger, tiger jasmine)
Family name: Zingiberaceae
Scientific name: Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L. Burtt & R. M. Sm.
Characteristics: A perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the genus ginger family, 1-3 meters high, with broad-lanceolate leaves, 60-70 cm long and 10-15 cm wide, with fine hairs on the leaf margins and long leaf sheaths; panicles drooping , Length 20～30 Cm, the flower is funnel-shaped, the calyx is tubular, the lip in the corolla is large and yellow, with red dots and streaks, three stamens, but two become petal-shaped, only one is fertile, and one pistil. The stigma is drilled out from the anther of the stamen, the fruit is spherical, with many longitudinal edges, many seeds, blue-black or blue-gray, with white membranous arils.
[Traditional Chinese Medicine Nature and Flavor]: The four qi are "warm", and the five flavors are "pungent and bitter", and they are aromatic to reduce dampness.
[Indications]: Wind-cold headache, cold-deficiency diarrhea, cold limbs and inability to flexion and extension, menstrual pain, and muscle aches.