Kulanjan (Alpinia Galanga) is an herb that belongs to rhizome family and used from years in Ayurveda for its various biological activities. This herb is highly aromatic that contains very strong spicy flavor. It is the richest source of anti-oxidant, vitamins and minerals that are good for both skin and hair care. It fights against various fungal infections and god for urinary and respiratory-related problems. According to Ayurveda, this herb is used to treat various different disorders due to its miraculous medicinal properties.
This miraculous herb is immune-modulator, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, diuretic and anti-ulcerative in nature. It is used to pacify vitiated Vata and Kapha Dosha in the body. Galangal is a very essential oil present in the rhizome of this medicinal plant.
The dried rhizome of kulanjan is pulverized to obtain the powder which is used extensively for several medicinal purposes. Given below are a few remedies to treat several common ailments.
Phlegm, chest congestion, cough, asthma, and other respiratory ailments: Kulanjan has expectorant, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. Being hot in potency, it reduces cough.
Throat irritation and bad breath: Ayurveda recommends to use this herb for oral and voice problems.
Fever, lung congestion, flu, nausea: This remedy needs powdered kulanjan powder and misri. Mix these two ingredients in equal amount and talk half a teaspoon with milk or hot water.
Kulanjan contains excellent anti-inflammatory properties and hence it is used in the treatment of arthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
It helps relieve discomfort that is caused due to ulcers and inflammation of the abdomen.
Kulanjan also improves blood circulation in the body of humans.
The name ‘galangal’ is said to be derived from a Chinese word meaning ginger. The tuber is known to possess numerous medicinal & health benefits. And it is used by a lot of healthcare professionals.