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Alpinia galanga - Kulañjana
Kulañjana consists of dried rhizome of Alpinia galanga Willd. (Fam. Zingiberaceae), a plant upto about 2.0 m high bearing perennial rhizome, growing in eastern Himalayas and southwest India.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Essential oil, containing α - pinene, β - pinene, limonene, cineol, terpinen - 4 - ol and α - terpineol.
|Sanskrit||Sugandhamūla, Malaya Vacā, Sthūlagranthiḥ, Mahābharū Vacā, Rāsnā|
|English||Greater galangal, Javagalangal|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Vātahara, Kaphahara, Pācana, Rucya, Svarya, Mukha ṣodhaka, Viḍaghna
|Simple||Oblong||Leaf arrangement is alternate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||pink||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|oblong pod||Thinly septate, pilose, wrinkled||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Rhizome splits are used as planting material for commercial cultivation. Seed propagation is not feasible due to low germination rate. 
Commonly seen growing in areas
- The Ayuredic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1, Volume-5, Page no-14
- [ "Morphology"]
- "Cultivation detail"