30 grams of the finest quality Galangal Powder.
The Galangal plant (Galanga Blue Ginger) is a rootstock with culinary and medicinal uses.
Though Galangal is related to and resembles ginger there is little similarity in taste. In its raw form galangal has a citrusy earthy aroma with hints of pine and soap in the flavor. It is available as a whole root cut or powdered. The whole fresh root is very hard and slicing it requires a sharp knife.
Galangal is used in various oriental cuisines such as Thai Vietnamese and Indonesian.
Galangal is used medicinally for digestive problems stomach cramps nausea and vomiting. It has been used for sea sickness headaches spleen enlargement bronchitis rheumatism foot pains liver and gall bladder disorders sore gums and also as a respiratory and heart stimulant and to treat impotence.
A drink made from grated galangal and lime juice is valued as a tonic in Southeast Asia. Galangal is a specific herb for a sluggish metabolism. Also used as a body deodoriser and breath cleanser as well as a tonic and aphrodisiac. It has been suggested to use galangal for indigestion deafness arthritis to lower high blood pressure and improve circulation and relieve stomach and heart pain.
Galangal is recognised in homoeopathy as having anti-bacterial properties. A tincture can be applied to skin complaints such as tinea and ringworm.