Kaempferia galanga Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
galanga

Kaempferia galanga, commonly known as kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry or resurrection lily, is a monocotyledonous plant in the ginger family, and one of four plants called galangal. It is found primarily in open areas in Indonesia, southern China, Taiwan, Cambodia and India, but is also widely cultivated throughout Southeast Asia.

Kaempferia galanga

Medical use

Economic importance of Kaempferia galanga

Food additives flavoring
Human food vegetable
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Laos; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Malaysia; Philippines

Biological activities

Allelochemic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Allelopathic
Camphene found in Rhizome
Analgesic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antiacetylcholine
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antibacterial
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antibronchitic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antiescherichic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antifeedant
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antiinflammatory
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antiotitic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antioxidant
Camphene found in Rhizome
Antipyretic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antisalmonella
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antispasmodic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antistaphylococcic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Antitumor
Antiyeast
Borneol found in Rhizome
CNS-Stimulant
Borneol found in Rhizome
CNS-Toxic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Candidicide
Borneol found in Rhizome
Choleretic
Borneol found in Rhizome
Cytotoxic
Expectorant
Camphene found in Rhizome
FLavor
Borneol found in Rhizome
Camphene found in Rhizome
Ethyl-cinnamate found in Rhizome
Fungicide
Borneol found in Rhizome
Carene found in Rhizome
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate found in Rhizome
Hepatoprotective
Borneol found in Rhizome
Herbicide
Borneol found in Rhizome
Inhalant
Borneol found in Rhizome
Insect-Repellent
Borneol found in Rhizome
Insectifuge
Borneol found in Rhizome
Camphene found in Rhizome
Irritant
Borneol found in Rhizome
Carene found in Rhizome
Myorelaxant
Borneol found in Rhizome
Nematicide
Borneol found in Rhizome
Ethyl-cinnamate found in Rhizome
Perfumery
Borneol found in Rhizome
Pesticide
Borneol found in Rhizome
Camphene found in Rhizome
Carene found in Rhizome
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate found in Rhizome
Sedative
Borneol found in Rhizome
Spasmogenic
Camphene found in Rhizome
Tranquilizer
Borneol found in Rhizome

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Borneol Rhizome
Camphene Rhizome
Carene Rhizome
Ethyl-cinnamate Rhizome
Ethyl-p-methoxycinnamate Rhizome
N-pentadecane Rhizome
P-methoxycinnamic-acid-ethyl-ester Rhizome
P-methoxystyrene Rhizome
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]