Galangal

Used extensively in Thai and Indonesian cuisine, Galangal, also known as galanga, blue ginger, or laos, is a rhizome with culinary and medicinal uses. It is a key ingredient in soups like Tom Kha Gai (Thai chicken soup with coconut milk), giving it a citrusy, piney, earthy aroma with hints of cedar. A relative of the ginger, it is much milder in flavor and has very little of the peppery heat that raw ginger has. Used as an aphrodisiac for centuries and resembling ginger in its effects, galangal has been used traditionally for stomach ailments such as indigestion, flatulence and enteritis, rhe..

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