Galangal, also known as Galanga (Alpinia Galanga), is a rhizome widely used in Asia as a flavouring. Galangal or Galanga is used in Asian soups and curries and is similar in appearance to Root Ginger but the taste is completely different.
When topically applied, Galangal is a useful antiseptic and is used in India as a personal deodorant. it has also been claimed that Galangal has aphrodisiac qualities. Galangal possesses most of the health benefits attributed to Root Ginger. Galangal improves the digestive system and is also recommended for seasickness.