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. 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. 


Botanical Name: Kaempferia Galanga

Origin: China
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.

Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.

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