Galanga

CODE: 246

€ 41.92

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Latin names : Alpinia galanga, Amomum galanga, Languas galanga, Languas vulgare, Maranta galanga 
French names : Galanga des Indes, Grand galanga
Other English names : Galangal Greater galangal, Thai galangal, Blue ginger, Thai ginger
Extracted from : dried rhizomes 
 
  • A puff of "yepiiiiiie" for instant joy.
  • Hard to use communication to say nice things? One drop of Galanga regularly on your neck... and strive to tell everyone how great you think they are. 
 
Galanga is a zingiberacea. It therefore belongs to the family of ginger but also of cardamom, turmeric, mangoginger etc. And like them all, it offers a rhizome, i.e. an underground stem on which roots can grow. This rod is not exactly a root but underground, it is where leaves and flowers grow from.
 
And there, all protected under the surface of the Earth, Greater Galanga condenses its magic. Rhizomes are used in the kitchen. Their flesh is yellow-white, but the bark is blue. Yes! A look of "elsewhere" for this spice.
 
It is also the rhizome of Greater galanga which is steam-distilled to obtain the essential oil.
 
Galangas are now more and more cultivated for their very decorative and very exotic flowers, which offer unexpected pink showers. However, Greater galangal is more discreet, offering pink and yellow flowers that become olive-shaped red berries. 
 
Few leaves under the flowers, but long ones. Like swords, they are elongated and thin, dart in opposite directions. 
 
If it was firstly traded in Europe for its culinary properties in the Middle Ages, it has quickly lost the competition against other less expensive spices sold in larger quantities such as Ginger. It was then used medicinally as evidenced by the writings of St. Hildegaard von Bingen, or Dr. Rembert Dodoens Matthiole.
 
Perhaps will its virtues earn him, at least in terms of aromatherapy, a deserved come-back? Let's concede to the temptation of smelling it just for fun and for its numerous properties, both energetically and physically .
 
Promotes joy and happiness (short-term but helpful).
Allows you to view what looked like a catastrophe more lightly.
Confers lucidity and insight.
Helps to separate the 3rd from the 2nd chakra when the latter (emotions-related) is too big a weight to think clearly.
Encourages the communication of love. .
Soothes and heals after giving birth.
 

Digestif, Apéritif
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Rééquilibrant de la flore intestinale
Préventif d’infections digestives
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Artériotonique, Tonique artériel, Tonique de la micro-circulation artérielle
Immunostimulant, Stimulant immunitaire
Antibactérien
Antifongique, Antimycosique
Antitartre, Combat le tartre
Antihalitosique, Combat la mauvaise haleine
Anticatarrhal, Mucolytique, Expectorant
Rubéfiant, Augmente l’afflux sanguin localement, Préventif d’engelures
Antirhumatismal
Anti-inflammatoire
Cardiotonique
Coronarodilatateur, Dilate les artères et artérioles péricardiques
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Antihistaminique, Antiallergique

Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Dysbiose intestinale, Déséquilibre de la flore intestinale
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Insuffisance artérielle locale
Syndrome de Raynaud
Prévention d’engelures
Echauffement sportif
Maladie infectieuse, Faiblesse immunitaire, Immunodéficience
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Mycose unguéale, Mycose cutanée
Tartre dentaire
Mauvaise haleine, Halitose
Catarrhe, Mucus
Grippe ORL, Pneumonie, Bronchite, Bronchiolite, Toux grasse, Sinusite
Rhumatismes, Arthrite, Arthrose
Courbatures, Douleurs musculaires
Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Fatigue cardiaque, Effort trop soutenu
Angor, Angine de poitrine
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Allergie, Rhume des foins, Asthme allergique
Cystite, Infections urinaires, Candidose vaginale

Encourages Vata's enthusiasm.
Helps Pitta be light-hearted while using its brain.
Diminishes Kapha's heaviness.

Oxides (25-40% 1,8-cineole, humulene epoxide II 0-0.5%)
Esters (acetate fenchyle 0-20%, trans-methyl cinnamate 0-6%, 0-5% farnesol acetate, bornyl acetate 0-3%, 0-2% neryl acetate, ethyl eugenyl 0 - 1%)
Monoterpenes (0-12% beta-pinene, camphene 0-5%, beta-pinene 0-3%)
Monoterpene alcohols (alpha-fenchol 0-5%, 1-5% borneol, alpha-terpineol 1-5%)
Sesquiterpenes (0-10% beta-bisabolene, trans-beta-farnesene 0-5%, 0-2% beta-sesquiphellandrene)
Sesquiterpene alcohols (1-5% guaiol, cis-trans-farnesol 0.05-5%)
Ketones: borneone (= camphor) 0-9%, fenchone 0.1-2%, 0-1% verbenone, carvone 0.5-1%) (see note below)
Furanocoumarins: none

Note: The question of the quantity of borneone in Galanga essential oil is often raised. One should know that the proportion of borneone decreases drastically while rhizomes dry up. Our batches are all extracted from dried rhizomes. Besides, rhizomes contain a third to half as much borneone as the branches, and less than half as much as the leaves.

         Batch GAL2001 (PDF, 627 Ko, French)

No known contraindications within physiological dosage.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children, pregnant women : no known contraindications within physiological dosage (Batch Gal2001: verified).
 
Note : Our essential oil is extracted from dried rhizomes (see "Standard chemotype") and their chemical structure is analysed in Switzerland.
It is important to note that they do not contain either borneone (camphor), verbenone or fenchone; molecules which usually make the oil slightly neurotoxic. This is the reason why Galanga essential oil is traditionally not to be used internally on children and pregnant women. This contraindication falls for our borneone-free batches.
 
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