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Profile Image Busayomi  Alabi

buzzygems

I live in Lagos, Nigeria.I love gardening(planting herbs,veggies n d unusual)beading,writing poems, making hypertufa, and marketing my products!

Alpinia Galanga

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2021
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buzzygems

#galangal i got this plant recently, quite expensive here,but happy to be growing it,I learnt there are 2 types, don't even know the one I have, #greatergalangal or #lessergalangal

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emch

I saw a mention of this in a book on herbs but I have no memory of what it is used for

31w
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buzzygems

@emch this is what I got off the Internet, Benefits of Galangal includes fights inflammation, strengthens the immune system, increases sperm count and motility, protects against cancer, is a natural antimicrobial, good for skin, supports digestive health, linked to brain health, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels, fights respiratory ailments. I don't think it's limited to that ,I also make tea with the leaves,has a fruity taste

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emch

Wow, thanks! Sounds like the benefits are a lot like those of garlic, but you wouldn't say garlic has a fruity taste LOL

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buzzygems

Garlic and fruity taste don't go together 🤣🤣🤣 @emch

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