Chithirathai cultivated in SouthEast Asia. Thisrhizome is characterized by darkred dish brown colour which has a strong aroma. Chitarathaiis traditionally used as a homeremedy for cough, sorethroat, chestcongestion, and removing phlegm. Helps burn fat and improves digestion. Due to its anti inflammatoryprs, Chitharathai is said to be effective in treating arthritis.