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Galangal, 10g

Botanical name: Alpina officinalum or A. galanga

Folk Names: Chewing John, China Root, Colic Root, East India Catarrh Root, Galingal, Galingale, Gargaut, India Root, Kaempferia Galanga, Low John the Conqueror, Rhizoma Galangae

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire


Powers: Protection, Lust, Health, Money, Psychic Powers, Hex and Curse Breaking

Magickal Uses: Ground up and sprinkled around the home induces lust, carried in a leather mojo bag with silver promotes money, Worn or carried protects and brings good luck, burned in divination incense to aid physic powers. May be substituted with Ginger is not available.

Healing Properties: Galangal shares many of it's healing properties with its relative, Ginger. It is most commonly used to treat nausea, stomach upsets and aids digestion. Used to balance the Yin-Yang energies within the body, Galangal is a Yang food and brings warmth. It is also used to treat coughs and colds, it has also been used for mouth wounds such as cut gums. 

Research also shows that Galangal has cancer fighting properties and can kill some cancer cells as well as be used as a preventative.

*Our herbs are packaged in little plastic ziplock bags with labels

**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.

Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia,,,, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore