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.
galangal root benefit is its ability to fight cancers. Galangal also helps to reduce inflammation, increase sperm count and motility, fight bacterial and fungal infections, support brain health, and ease nausea and other stomach problems.