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Alpinia officinarum, Lesser Galangal

Alpinia officinarum

Lesser Galangal
Family: Zingiberaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Alpinia officinarum originated in China, where its name ultimately derives. It can grow several feet high, with long leaves and reddish-white flowers. The rhizomes, known as galangal, are valued for their spicy flavor and aromatic scent. These are used throughout Asia in curries and perfumes, and were previously used widely in Europe. They are also used as an herbal remedy.


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