Galangal: medicinal plant against various digestive disorders, it is often found in infusion (tea).


Portuguese name: Galanga, Chinese galanga
Binomial name: Alpinia officinarum
French name: Galanga , petit galanga, goa liang (in Chinese)
English name: galangal, chinese galangal, chinese ginger
German name: Galgant
Italian name: galanga


Zingiberáceas (Zingiberaceae)


Essential oil, tannins, irritating substances, flavonoids.

parts used

galangal rhizome

effects of galangal

Spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, stimulant, digestive tonic.

indications of galangal

In case of digestive disorders, stomach aches, spasms, flatulence, vomiting.

Secundary effects

we do not know


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Galangal-based preparations

– Galangal rhizome infusion (galangal tea) [uses 0.5 to 1 g per cup]

Where does galangal grow?

Galangal grows mainly in Asia (tropical).

When to harvest galangal?

Galangal rhizomes are harvested after the rainy season.


Galangal is a plant in the same family as ginger (Zingiberaceae), so some properties are identical, such as the aphrodisiac effect. Galangal is mainly used in Chinese and Indian medicine against digestive disorders.

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