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Alpinia galanga Linn.
  • Family : Zingiberaceae
  • English : Greater galanga
  • Hindi : Kulanjan
  • Gujarati : Kulinjan
  • Sanskrit : Rasna, sugandhamula

  • Part used : Rhizome

Botanical Description: A perrenial aromatic rhizomatous herb, 1.8 to 2.1cm in height, leaves simple, oblong lanceolate, glabrous, acuminate, very shortly petioled, ligule short, round, ciliate, flowers fragrant, greenish white with red veined lips in dense panicles, fruits capsules orange red when ripe. Flowering and fruiting from August to Febuary.

It is found in the Western Ghats and other places.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Guru
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Hrdya, Kanthya, Kaphahara, Rucya, Svarya, Vatahara, Visaghna, Pacani, Mukha sodhaka

Modern Pharmacological Action: A. galanga showed anti ulcer activity. It also showed diuretic activity and inhibited renal oxalata calculi formulation in rats. The essential oil from fresh and dried rhizomes has antimicrobial and antifungal activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient:

Kulanjan Extract

  • Pep Up Syrup