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October 15, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell the…

Galangal – Alpinia officinarum

Aroma – Fresh, spicy-camphoraceous, spicy-woody

Parts Used – Roots

Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, stimulant, stomachic

Interesting Facts – Galangal root was known to ancient Indians for its medicinal and culinary purposes. It has been used as a spice for over a thousand years, especially in curries.

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