Galangal Essential Oil

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Galangal Essential Oil

Galangal is a reed-like plant reaching a height if 1m with irregularly branched rhizomes (mass of roots). It is a relative of the ginger plant and is used in various Asian and Indonesian cuisines. Though it is related to and resembles ginger there is little similarity in taste. It is also known as Chinese ginger, galanga root and galingale. 


Botanical Name: Kaempferia Galanga
Origin: India
Family: Zingiberaceae
Plant Part: Roots
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note: Middle
Colour: Pale yellow
Consistency: Thin
Aromatic Scent: Fresh, spicy, camphorous aroma.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lavender, Pine and Rosemary.
History: In Europe, during the Middle Ages, Galangal's warming, the stimulating scent was known as an aphrodisiac and it is still sold by some herbal suppliers as a sexual stimulant. As with all exotic ingredients, galangal enjoyed a reputation for being powerful in European ‘magic’. It was used for protection and health; to encourage lust and desire; to attract money; to enhance and strengthen psychic powers and for breaking evil or malevolent spells.


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