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Botanical Name:Alpinia galanga
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Galangal essential oil is extracted from the rhizomes of the Galangal plant through steam distillation. It belongs to the family Zingiberaceae and genus Alpinia. This herb is native to Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and is used for medicinal purposes in India and Middle East.
Galangal is related to ginger and has similar uses and qualities. It is also referred to as “false ginger” and has warm, rich, sweet-woody, and somewhat spicy aroma with ginger and melon-like top notes that fade to a unique cool, creamy, faintly spicy, floral-woody drydown. It possesses antispasmodic anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, and carminative properties.
Antiaging: Galangal oil is rich in antioxidants and hence fights signs of aging. It flushes out toxins from the body and reduces the damage caused by free radicals.
Reduces Acne: Galangal oil helps to keep skin clean, blemish free and smooth. It helps to fight against acne and reduces scars.
Promotes Hair growth: Galangal oil improves blood circulation and thereby promotes hair growth. It makes hair stronger and is a wonderful remedy for split ends.
Reduces Stress: Galangal oil balances mental overactivity and grounds obsessive thinking. It helps to relax muscles and induces sound sleep. Galangal oil is also known for its mood enhancing properties.
Reduces muscle pain: The essential oil of Galangal is an effective stimulant. It stimulates blood circulation and relieves body aches, stiffness in muscles and joints.
Other: Galangal oil is helps curb sea sickness and nausea.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.