Alpinia Galanga rhizome is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence and fever.
Alpinia Galanga is a member of the true ginger family, Zingiberaceae. The fresh underground rhizomes of this ginger are readily available for sale in Singapore markets. Two types of rhizomes are available for sale. The tender younger rhizomes which appear pale pink, have a less intense flavor compared to the very tough, older and beige colored ones.