Botanical name - Alpinia galanga
Family - Zingiberaceae
Herbaceous perennial originated from Malaysia and found in countries including India. The fresh root is used in traditional medicine to relieve digestive ailments and to cure skin diseases. Galangal finds its way into spa treatments as an ingredient in herbal body masks and scrubs.
Rhizome paste made with bland oil is applied on skin to cure acne and skin diseases. Rhizome is also used for removing bad smell from mouth and other parts of the body.