Project Code: 312
    Two new species of wild gingers were recently found to have secondary metabolites that can help to increase the production of aquaculture. These gingers with scientific names of “Plagiostachys Macrocarpa” and “Zingiber Philippsii” are extremely exotic and can only be collected from Tudan Village in Sabah. These wild gingers are now being cultivated for sustainability through seeds and transplanted seedlings with the requirement of deep
    By Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Project Overview

The aquaculture of prawn and crab industry is currently facing serious problem with the fungal infection on larvae. Marine fungi would result in significant economic losses as well as impede the development of aquaculture. Previously, there was no strategies available for effectively controlling fungal diseases with antifungal substances.

But now, thanks to the Bornean wild gingers. Solution has been found and these gingers have been successfully experimented to give a strong advantage to tackle the issue while saving the aquaculture industries.

Products available are :

  1. Crude Extract
  2. Liquid solution (Z. phillippsii)
  3. Liquid solution (P. macrocarpa)
  4. Tea bags
Product Benefits :

Multifunctional purposes

  • Not only acts as anti-marine fungal, it can also be used as a natural anti-oxidant in order to process chicken’s patties.
  • Acts as anti-fungal agent.


  • It is suitable to be applied and consumed by Muslims.


  • It is the first and local product for anti-fungal solution

    Increase profitability

  • Reduce the amount of infectious prawn or crab larvae to produce a huge amount of prawn and crabs which can then be sold at cheaper price.


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