Greater Galanga

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Alpinia Galanga

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Used in treatment of skin diseases, indigestion, colic, dysentery, enlarged spleen, respiratory diseases, mouth and stomach cancer. Possesses anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Dietary fibre, sodium, iron, vitamin A, C. it also has some phyto-chemicals

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Young rhizome is used as spice to flavor various dishes in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China.

GLOSSARY :
English : Greater Galanga
Malayalam : Chittaratha / Kolingi
Kannada : Rasmi
Hindi : Kulanjan
Gujarati : Kolinjan
Marathi : Koshtkulinjan

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