aka: Long/Little John Root
Properties and Uses:(Alpinia Galangal) Common Name Catarrh Root. Medicinal Part-The root. Description Galangal is -a native of China. The rhizome cylindrical, branched 2 inches long, about 1/2 inch thick, annulate from leaf sheaths, rust brown in color, inside yellowish, fibrous, with ,many resin cells; odor and taste ginger like. Properties: Galangal is a stimulant and aromatic, somewhat similar to ginger, which will indicate its uses.