Galangal is a tropical plant native to eastern Asia with long, spear-like leaves, iris-like flowers, and woody, reddish-brown roots. The roots have an aromatic scent and are warming with a pungent flavor. They’re often used in culinary applications as a spice but can also be employed for their beneficial properties. Typically, galangal root is employed in herbal formulations in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Our galangal powder is milled from organic Alpinia officinarum. Galangal root powder can be extracted or used in cooking recipes.
Galangal is an East Asian tropical shrub with lance-like leaves, iris-like flowers, and reddish brown, woody rhizomes. It grows mainly in the Eastern Himalayas and Southwest India, and was introduced to Europe in the 9th century. Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179 C.E.) referred to galangal as the spice of life and used it in many of her formulas. The name galangal is derived from the Arabic khalanjan, referring to Chinese ginger, whose family it is a member of. Galangal is an important herb in Saudi herbal medicine. It is used in many magical workings throughout the world. One reported use is that if you spit the juice from chewing this root on the floor of a courtroom before the judge enters, you will win the case.
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