Galangal (Alpinia Galanga) Root or Powder


Galangal, a herb like ginger and turmeric belongs to the rhizome family. It is also known as 'Siamese ginger' and is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine, especially Thai. 

Galangal contains anti-inflammatory properties and therefore is beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

-Besides being a rich source of iron, sodium, vitamins A and C, it contains flavonoids and phytonutrients. 

-It also helps to relieve discomfort caused due to the inflammation of the abdomen and ulcers. 

-It contains a host of antioxidants that help to minimize the damage caused by free radicals and other toxins in the body. 

-Improves blood circulation

Culinary Uses:

  • Curries and Soups: Use the root or powder to infuse your curries and soups with a distinctive, aromatic flavor.
  • Marinades: Elevate meats and seafood with a marinade of Galangal Powder, offering a touch of earthiness and zest.
  • Tea: Steep Galangal Root in hot water for a soothing tea known for its digestive benefits.
  • Spice Blends: Incorporate the powder into your spice mixes for a unique flavor profile in any dish.

How to Use:

  • Root: Slice or crush the fresh root to release its flavors before adding it to broths and curries. Remove before serving.
  • Powder: Blend the powder directly into your recipes, adjusting the quantity to taste.

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