Latin Name: Alpinia officinarum
Common Names: galangal, Siamese ginger
Growth Structure: Rhizome
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: ***
Description: A part of the ginger family, galangal is a spice native to Southern Asia. Galangal can be eaten fresh or cooked and is a popular addition to many Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Thai dishes and has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
Its skin is smoother and paler than ginger root’s, the interior ranges from white to yellow to pink, and its flavor is stronger and more astringent.