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Galangal
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Zingiberaceae
Genus :
Alpinia (or: Languas)
Species :
galanga; officinarum
Genus :
Kaempferia
Species :
galanga
COMMON NAMES
galanga root; greater galangal (A. galanga); lesser galangal (A. officinarum); false ginger; maraba
USES
Spice; Treatment for stomach problems; Aphrodisiac
DESCRIPTION
Galangal is a tropical perennial thats rhizomes (roots) are used medicinally and as a spice.
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