Urban Platter Fresh Thai Galanga Root, 250g [Thai Ginger, Digestive stimulant]
Galanga, called kah in Thai and known variously as “galangal” and “laos root,” is an immensely pungent and fiery rhizome related to the common ginger but with a personality distinctly its own. Its abundant usage in Thai cooking, almost to the exclusion of ginger, has earned it the title of Siamese or Thai ginger.
- Great digestive stimulant, helps to settle stomach upsets, ease nausea and curb flatulence.
- A drink made of minced and pounded old galanga root, mixed with tamarind water and salt, for women who have just given birth, as a blood purifier.
- Galanga’s heat makes it a good agent in reducing cramping and numbness.