Galangal Botanical & Common Names:
Galangal Traditional Uses:
6 Top Health Benefits & Medicinal Uses Of Galangal:
1. Galangal For Cough:
To use galangal for cough, take a small piece of lesser galangal and pound it in a mortar and pestle with palm candy till coarsely pounded. Boil a cup of water and add the pounded mixture and boil till the mixture is reduced to half. Strain and take the mixture twice in a day to treat cough. For children give half the amount….
2. Galangal For Skin: Remedy For Inflammation:
Pound the smaller galangal first and then grind the galangal root along with little water to form a fine paste. This paste can be used for treating any kind of inflammation and pain. Galangal has got anti inflammatory properties making it a very effective remedy for easing the inflammation.
3. Galangal For Sore Throat:
For sore throat, take a small piece of galangal and pound it once to break it. Now take a small broken piece and suck on it for some time. This is a good home remedy for sore throat and throat infections.
4. Galangal For Hair:
Like all the rhizomes of the ginger family, galangal also treats scalp problems well. The paste of galangal root mixed with curd can be applied as a hair pack, it will treat scalp problems like dandruff and itchiness. For the pack, pound lesser galangal, add thick fresh yogurt and make a fine paste and apply as a hair pack. Wait for 15 minutes and wash it off
5. Galangal For Mild Fever:
Galangal mixed with nilavembu (above picture) is a good home remedy for body pain that many suffer after getting cold related fever or during cold. For the remedy, take 1/2 inch piece of greater galangal and mix it 5 to 6 leaves of nilavembu and boil it along with a cup of water till it reduces in half. Take this decoction twice in a day.
6. Galangal For Digestion:
Galangal is also a good home remedy for improving the digestion. For people who suffer from lack of appetite, 1/4 tsp of lesser galangal powder (either store bought or made at home) mixed with honey will treat it well. Try consuming it once morning and night.