Greater Galangal Powder / Sitharathai Powder / Dumpa Rashtram / Sughandavachi / Kulanjan / Chittaratta / Dhumparastma
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai / Dumpa Rashtram / Sughandavachi / Kulanjan / Chittaratta / Dhumparastma Powder
Hindi - Kulanjan Tamil - Chitharathai Powder, Sitharathai Powder Telugu - Sanna, Dumparashtrakamu Kannada - Sughandavachi Malayalam - Chittarata Sanskrit - Dhumparastma, Kulanjan Common English Names - Greater Galangal Powder, Lesser Galangal Powder Botanical Name - Alpinia officinarum
This package has 100% pure and organic Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder with out any chemicals or preservatives.
About Greater Galangal / Sitharathai :
Greater Galangal, a plant in the ginger family, bears a rhizome used as an herb in Southeast Asian cookery. It is one of four plants known as "galangal", and is differentiated from the others with the common names lengkuas, greater galangal, and blue ginger. Greater Galangal is a herb like ginger that belongs to the rhizome family. Also known as Thai or blue ginger, it has many medicinal and culinary properties. It has a stronger taste than its cousin, ginger, with a citrusy, earthy aroma. The galangal is available as a whole rut, in cuts or as a powder and is used like a ginger. It pairs very well with fish and shellfish with other spices. It is commonly used in Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisines. The name is derived from a Chinese word which means ginger. Galangal is an aromatic stimulant which helps in gastric problems. It is used to remedy nausea, rheumatism, flatulence and also as a deodrizer! It improves blood circulation and contains anti-inflammatory properties.Greater Galanga is the dried rhizome of a plant Alpenia galanga. This is a perennial, robust, tillering, rhizomatous herb. The plant is 1.8 to 2.1 mtrs high and bears perennial rhizome (2.5 to 10 cm thick), which are deep orange to brown in colour, aromatic, pungent and bitter. The pseudostem formed by the rolled leaf sheaths is erect, the inflorescence is terminal, many flowered. The fruits are about 13 mm long, constricted in the middle and contain 3 to 6 seeds.
The Greater Galangal is also a perennial herb with showy flowers and beautiful foliage. It is commonly found in Indonesia and Malaysia, and is also cultivated in Bengal and southern parts of India. The green rhizomes contain essential oil consisting mainly of methyl cinnamate and cineol. It gives a pungent taste like a mixture of pepper and ginger. Medicinally, it is useful in respiratory troubles, especially in children. The rhizomes are also carminative and stomachic. The rhizomes have many applications in traditional medicines such as for skin diseases, indigestion, colic, dysentery, enlarged spleen, respiratory diseases, mouth and stomach cancer. Rhizomes show anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, and expectorant activities. Young rhizome is a spice used to flavour various dishes in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China.
Amazing Health Benefits of Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder:
Increases Sperm Count:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder is known to stimulate male fertility. Galangal root increases motility and sperm count, and may also improve the sperm’s general health.
Contains Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it a great remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to that, it also helps alleviate the discomfort caused by ulcers and inflammation of the abdomen.
Enhances Blood Circulation:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder is known to flush out toxins from the body also improve blood circulation. The result is that more nutrients enter the skin tissue. The antioxidant properties of the galangal stop the free radicals from harming the skin, thus maintaining the suppleness of the skin. Galangal can also be used on the scalp as a hair growth promoter since it increases blood circulation.
The use of Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder is for treating an upset stomach, especially in Asian cultures and Ayurvedic medicine. It also works great in providing relief from vomiting, diarrhea, and also hiccups.
Improves Cognitive Function:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder, may be responsible for its cognitive-protecting effects, and some studies suggest that it can also help in reducing some kinds of age-related brain degeneration.
Heals Skin Burns:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder works like magic for skin burns. When applied topically on the affected area, it provides instant relief from the discomfort and also works to heal the burn.
Prevents Cancer and Tumor:
This is perhaps the most impressive benefit of Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder . Since the spice is host to many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, it can help lower DNA damage brought by toxic components and other free radicals that enter the body. Galangal has cancer-fighting properties according to experiments carried with people suffering from breast and lung. The most effective of those anti-cancer components is a flavonoid known as galanin, which modulates the enzyme activity and destroys genotoxicity.
Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Lipid:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder extract substantially reduced the cholesterol and Triglyceride.
Strengths the Immune System:
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder possessed a stimulating effect on the reticuloendothelial system and increased the number of spleen cells and peritoneal exudates, which play a key role in the body’s immune system.
Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder combined with Nila-Embu is a great home remedy for body ache that many suffer from after experiencing cold or cold-related fever.Sitharathai Powder is very effective for treatment of cold and cough.Sitharathai Powder regular intake of Sitharathai during a cold can easily make the phlegm come out and help you to free from chest congestion.
How to use Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder:
Mix 5gms of Greater Galangal / Sitharathai Powder in a glass of water and drink twice a day. For better results, it should be consumed for 60 days atleast.
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