Alpinia officinarum Hance

Nota de alcance (en)

Range. Asia. In Myanmar, found in Bago and Yangon.

The lesser galangal (Alpinia officinarum) does not have such strong and effec­tive taste and smell as the greater galangal (A. galanga). Stem: Mature rhizomes sharp and bitter in taste with heating properties; used to whet the palate and regulate the bowels. The boiled rhizome is ingested to treat excessive urination. Oil from cooking the rhizome can be applied for heaviness of limbs and stiffness in the neck and back. To help prompt or improve speech, a small amount of rhizome paste is given to children for swallowing or rubbed on their tongues.


Native to China; cultivated in northern India.

Rhizome—a circulatory stimulant and carminative.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Alpinia officinarum Hance
Término aceptado: 01-Nov-2019