Galangal root stimulates the digestion system. It relieves gas, bloating, constipation, and a slow digestion track. Its thought to lower cholesterol and German E Commission uses it for dyspepsia and loss of appetite
Chinese ginger, Little John and Chewing John
The rhizome, washed, dried and cut.
Stimulant and carminative.
Teas, extracts and capsules.
The chopped root can be added to culinary dishes.
Primarily 1,8-cineol, eugenol, tannins. Also contains careneole, pinene, cadimene, galangin, kaempferide, kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin, and galangol.
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. Galangal root inhibits the release and actions of pancreatic lipase, so individuals may not want to combine Galangal with digestive enzymes.
Galangal has long been recommended as a treatment for sea sickness.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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