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Hindi Name



English Name


Greater Galanga 



Alpinia galangal 



Originally form South East Asia and Southern China; galanga is now cultivated in Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Greater galangale is mostly referred to as galangale or galanga and is a very popular spice in whole South East Asia and especially typical for the cuisine of Thailand.

Galanga has been a valued spice since the early Middle- ages. Used fresh or dried, an exotic flavor with distinct aroma and taste is experienced. In almost all-Thai food has as its flavoring ingredient, the galanga. Dried and powdered galanga is less fresh but more spicy and is also sold in form of slices that are to be reconstituted in warm water for proper flavoring. 



 The rhizome is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence and fever. Alpinia species show promise as anti-fungals, hypotensives, enhancers of sperm count and motility. Anti-tumor and anti-dementia effects have been observed in rodents

Galangal is a stimulating aromatic and has been successfully employed to aid the digestive process, preventing fermentation and removing flatus. It is useful in case of dyspepsia, preventing vomiting or sickness of the stomach and facilitating digestion.It also restores, nourishes, and supports the entire body; it exerts a gently strengthening effect on the body.