Latin Name : Alpinia Galanga
Origin Country: Indonesia
Alpinia galanga, a plant in the ginger family, bears a rhizome used largely as an herb in Unani medicine and as a spice in Arab cuisine and Southeast Asian cookery. It is one of four plants known as “galangal”. Its common names include greater galangal, lengkuas, and blue ginger.
Many people describe galangal’s taste as citrus and earthy at the same time, with a kick of spice that hits you instantly and then goes away.
Galangal root is a rich source of antioxidants, which are beneficial plant compounds that help fight disease and protect your cells from damaging free radicals.
Emerging evidence suggests that galangal root may boost male fertility.
Galangal root may reduce disease-causing inflammation.
Essential oils extracted from galangal root may fight a range of microorganisms