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  • Kulanjan Root – कुलंजन – Colic Root – Alpinia Galanga

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    Kulanjan Root   |  Other Names: Galangal Root, Greater Galangal, Siamese Ginger

    Scientific Name: Alpinia galanga


    Property Ayurvedic Name
    Rasa (taste) Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
    Guna (quality) Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
    Virya (potency) Ushna (hot)
    Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Katu (pungent)
    Doshas (effect on humors) Balances Kapha and Vata doshas, may increase Pitta dosha in excess

    Ayurvedic Uses:

    • Digestive health: Stimulates digestion, reduces bloating, gas, and indigestion
    • Anti-inflammatory effects: Reduces inflammation and pain, beneficial for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
    • Respiratory health: Improves respiratory health, relieves symptoms of coughs, colds, and bronchitis
    • Immune system support: Supports immune system, protects against infections and illnesses
    • Skin health: Protects the skin from damage, promotes healthy skin
    • Cognitive function: Enhances cognitive function, improves memory
    • Menstrual health: Regulates menstrual cycle, reduces menstrual pain and irregularities, relieves symptoms of PMS
    • Cardiovascular health: Improves blood circulation, reduces risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure
    • Anti-cancer effects: May help protect against certain types of cancer
    • Anti-aging effects: Protects against age-related damage, improves skin elasticity, reduces appearance of wrinkles
    • Weight loss: Promotes weight loss, increases metabolism, reduces appetite


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