Organic Galangal Root Powder

Alpinia galanga


Galangal roots contain significantly important essential oils that fight well against a wide range of infection-causing microbes.

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About Galangal (Alpinia galanga)

Health and Wellness Properties of Galangal

Alpinia galanga belongs to the ginger family and produces rhizomes that are largely used as spices and for medicinal purposes. This plant is known to be native in the Southeast Asian regions and now is being extensively cultivated in Thailand, mainland Southeast Asia, Taiwan, the Philippines, and the greater Sunda Islands. Its rhizome produces a strong taste, and pungent smell reminiscent of citrus pine needles, and black pepper. White and red cultivars are differently used while red cultivars have more medicinal importance and white cultivars are used for spices. The flavor of red fruit is similar to that of cardamom and has a great history of use in traditional Chinese medicine.

Treatment of Infections

Galangal roots contain significantly important essential oils that fight well against a wide range of infection-causing microbes. Its root extract is also helpful to improve the shelf life of foods. The addition of fresh galangal roots to the recipes helps to reduce the risk of infection due to undercooked food. Taste tube-based studies have shown that galangal root extract has powerful potential to kill potentially harmful bacteria such as Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, and E. Coli. Whereas its extract is also found to be effective against yeasts, parasites, and fungi.

Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Galangal root is a rich source of phytochemicals that reduces inflammation and pain in the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of its root have been proven by animal-based and test tube-based studies. Galangal roots contain a significant level of antioxidants, so it offers good protection against oxidative stress and free radical damage. Polyphenols found in the galangal roots help to reduce blood sugar, bad cholesterol and improve memory. Polyphenols also protect against heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, and mental decline.

Boosting Male Fertility

There has been numerous emerging evidence that galangal root has the good potential to boost male fertility. Results of an animal-based study have shown that galangal root extract improved sperm motility and count in rats. The efficiency of this extract was also tested in the 66 men having lower sperm quality. The extract of pomegranate fruit and galangal root was provided to these men for three months and results have revealed a 62% increase in sperm motility.

Reduced Cancer Risk

Galangal roots have powerful bioactive compounds that help to fight against various types of cancers. Results of test tube-based studies have shown that galanin found in the galangal roots kills cancer cells and also prevents further spread. Results of a test have also shown that compounds found in the galangal roots are capable of killing human colon strains that cause cancer. While some other studies have also shown its potential to fight against the liver, skin, bile duct, and breast cancer. Its ethanolic extract also offers cytoprotective, anti-gastric secretions, and anti-ulcer properties.

Antifungal and Antimicrobial Activities

Ethanolic extracts obtained from the galangal roots have potent antifungal properties and show the significant inhibition of fungal growth and development. Galangal root extract also exerts inhibiting effects against harmful microbes such as Klebsiella pneumonia, pseudomonas aeruginosa, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli. It is possible to use essential oil and extract according to ease of use and personal preferences.



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