Galangal is a perennial plant of the Zingiberaceae family (the ginger family) that can grow up to five feet or 150 cm in height. It has a dark reddish-brown, cylindrical and fleshy rootstock (rhizome).
The herb has been used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times and still is. Galangal was first brought from the Asia to England and northern Europe in the 13th century by the crusaders and soon became a popular spice as well as medicine.
Top Benefits of Galangal:
- Anti-Oxidant, tumors and cancers
- Prevent Inflammation and Arthritis
- Aids Digestion
- Used to treat Anorexia, Colic
- Reduces motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea
- Heart Disease
- Strengthen Hair Roots
- Reduces Blood Sugar
- Alzheimer’s Disease
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