Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Alpinia
Species : galanga Willd.
Common Name
English Name : Greater galangal
Hindi Name : Kulanjan
Manipuri Name : Kanghu
Other Details
Habit : Gregarious slender aromatic herb
Parts Use : Stem, Rhizome and Leaf
Preparation : Fresh rhizome crushed for paste. Root crushed & mixed with water for root juice preparation. Rhizome eaten. Seed ground into powder.
Mode of use : Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Major Essential oil 1,2 (0.4%) ( a-pinene, b-pinene, Limonene, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol, Linalool, methyl eugenol, eugenol and 1,8-cineole), Quercetin, Kaempferol, galangin, etc.
Ailment Treated : Juice of rootstock is abortifacient, fresh rhizome paste is used for intestinal worms, fever, cough, and excessive body temperature. Leaf-extract mixed with sugar is given in dysentery. Dried rhizomes used in rheumatism and bronchial problems. Seeds are used for colic, diarrhoea amd vomiting.
Source : Grown in shade condition and wetlands. Cultivated in kitchen gardens.