Alpinia Galanga

Scientific Name: Alpinia Galanga (L.) Villd
Synonyms: Alpinia Pyramidata Bl., Languas Galanga (L.) Stuntz
English Name: Sweet Costus
Other Names in English: Greater Galangal
Family: Zingiberaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot
1- Pulverize and eat it. Relieves stomach pain, strengthens the kidneys and organs of the gastrointestinal tract, reduces urination and treats enuresis, clears the voice and relieves headaches caused by moist, treat burping, back pain, rheumatism and sciatica. Speeds up speech, makes the body more resistant to cancer, and slows the progression of cancer in people who have cancer.
2- Drink four grams of pulverized Lesser Galangal solve in a glass of freshly milked goat’s milk. It makes lots of erection.
3- Gently pulverize 25 grams of it, then boil it with 40 grams of fresh milk and drink it. Increases men’s lust.
4- Hold it in your mouth and suck. Eliminates bad breath.
5- Eat some of its powder and keep a piece of it in your mouth constantly. Treats stuttering.
6- Pulverize it, then mix it with a little olive oil and apply it on the face every night. It eliminates freckles on the face.


The root of the plant is from the ginger family and the root of a tree called Pan.

Chemical Constituents

The constituents of the rhizome, the drug, are a volatile oil and flavonoids. The volatile oil, amounting to 1%, consists of 1,8-cineole, a-pinene, b-pinene, methyl cinnamate, etc. Flavonoids reported are about 14, including quercetin, kaempferol, isorhamnetin, galangin and 3-OMe galangin.

Medical disclaimer

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