Lesser galangal is a relative of ginger, which is native to Asia. There, the lesser galangal is a popular spice or tea and is also used in medicine. It is highly recommended to strengthen the digestion.
The name “galangal” is used for four different plant species from the ginger family. What they all have in common is that they are pungent and strengthen digestion.
Galanga, galangale, laos, and blue ginger.
Used plant part
Camphor, eugenol, tannic acid.
Main use: Digestion.
- Appetite stimulant
- Cut indigestion
- Biliary stimulant
- Menstruation promoting
lesser galangal (uncountable)
- A plant related to galangal, Alpinia officinarum, with similar uses and flavor
- (proscribed) Another related plant with similar uses and flavor, Kaempferia galanga.
- (proscribed) Another related plant with similar uses and flavor, Boesenbergia rotunda.