About: Galangal root is a Southern Asian spice. It is linked to ginger and turmeric and has been used for ages in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. The root of various plants in the Zingiberaceae family is referred to as galangal.
Health benefits: Galangal root has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseases, and an increasing number of scientific investigations back up these claims. Galangal root is high in antioxidants and has been shown to increase male fertility as well as relieve inflammation and pain. More research is needed to see if it helps protect against infections and certain types of cancer.
How to use: Because fresh galangal can be a touch rough, it should be grated or thinly cut (the younger the root, the more tender). It goes well with Indonesian satay (meat skewers with spicy peanut sauce), Malaysian laksa (seafood and noodles in spicy coconut milk), and samlor kor ko (samlor kor ko) (a Cambodian vegetable soup).
Simple recipe: https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/galangal-tea-with-lemongrass-galangal-tea/