Latin Name : Alpinia Officinarum
Galangal is an herb that comes from the ginger family and belongs to genus Alpinia. Galangal is a good source of fiber. It is rich in iron, sodium, vitamin A, C, flavonoids, phytonutrients, emodin, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, and galangin. These are some popular nutrients found in this herb.
The galangal root is antispasmodic and antibacterial, while its use is recommended in cases of indigestion and loss of appetite.
- Eating galangal helps in relieving the discomfort caused in stomach and abdomen due to inflammation or other diseases.
- It helps in curbing down the sea and motion sickness.
- It also helps in promoting the blood circulation in the body.
- When suffering from diarrhea, you can always eat a few slices of galangal as it gives immediate relief.