aka kencur, aromatic ginger, sand ginger, cutcherry, or resurrection lily, Kaempferia galanga
Propagate : seedings
Light : sunny
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Contains Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties : Cekor 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 : Galangal 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. For thinning hair, galangal juice combined with jojoba oil makes a great remedy.
Helps Digestion : the oldest and most common use of galangal 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. Can be consumed as a tea or a juice
Heals Skin Burns : Galangal juice 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. You can also rub fresh galangal slices on the burnt area 3 – 4 times every day till to reduce the scars. Although it may take a while (usually 6 – 12 weeks), you will see a difference.
Gets rid of Motion, Morning, and Sea Sickness : By chewing some fresh galangal flesh, you can reduce and even cure motion. The fragrant oil present in galangal can calm your nerves. Pregnant women who usually experience morning sickness should try this remedy. Drinking brewed galangal slices with honey and warm water can also relieve morning sickness.