• Galangal Essential Oil

Galangal Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-G01
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Galangal essential oil has a fresh, spicy, camphorous aroma. It has similar properties to Ginger essential oil and is particularly beneficial for digestive upsets.
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Galangal is a reed-like plant reaching a height if 1m with irregularly branched rhizomes (mass of roots). It is a relative of the ginger plant and is used in various Asian and Indonesian cuisines. Though it is related to and resembles ginger there is little similarity in taste. It is also known as Chinese ginger, galanga root and galingale. Used in England from the time of the Crusades, having been brought back from the Middle East, Galangal warrants a mention in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and is used quite frequently in The Forme of Cury, a recipe book written by the cooks of Richard II in 1390. 

In Europe, during the Middle Ages, Galangal's warming, stimulating scent was known as an aphrodisiac and it is still sold by some herbal suppliers as a sexual stimulant. As with all exotic ingredients, galangal enjoyed a reputation for being powerful in European ‘magic’. It was used for protection and health; to encourage lust and desire; to attract money; to enhance and strengthen psychic powers and for breaking evil or malevolent spells. 

Galangal essential oil is steam distilled from the rhizomes (roots) and  possesses similar properties to those of Ginger essential oil: stimulant, carminative and digestive.


  • Species: Alpinia officinarum
  • Plant family: Zingiberaceae
  • Origin: China
  • Note: Middle
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled

 

Safety Note:
 
Avoid during pregnancy and while breast feeding. Do not use on children
 
Skin:
  
n/a
 
Mind:
 
Galangal is a stimulating essential oil that can be beneficial for fatigue
 
Body:
 
 
Galangal is beneficial for the digestive system and is indicated in the British herbal Pharmacopoeia for dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, nausea, and vomiting including travel sickness. It also beneficial to the circulation and can help with stiffness in the joints and muscles.
 
Blends well with:               
Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lavender, Pine, Rosemary

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