Bengali Name :Kurchi Vach, Mahabhari Vach, Kulanjan
Chinese Name :Gao liang jiang, Hong dou kou, Liang jiang, Shan jiang
English Name :Greater or Java Galangal, Siamese Ginger, Siamese Galangal, Colic Root
French Name :Souchet long, Grand Galanga
Gujarati Name :Kolinjan
Hindi Name :Kulanjan, Barakulinjan, Kulinjan, Punnagchamoa
Kannada Name :Rasmi, Sugandha Vachi, Dhumarasme, Doddarasagadde
Latin name :Alpinia galanga Willd.
Marathi Name :Bari pan ki jar, Kosht-kulinjan
Persian Name :Khusrodaru Kalan, Jaoz Resha, Khawalinjaan
Punjabi Name :Kulanjan
Sanskrit Name :Sugandhavacha, Kulinjana, Sthulagranthi
Urdu Name :Khulanjan
Khulanjan (greater galangal) is a plant from the ginger family. Greater Galangal uses as a gastronomic herb in the East. The rhizomes of Greater Galangal are used for flavoring foods because they have a strong, spicy taste like a mixture of ginger and pepper. The rhizomes of this plant are used in both fresh and dried forms. However, it is also among the famous herbs that are used in Unani medicines. In the traditional medicine system, the rhizome of Khulanjan benefits has a long list of applications. it is mainly esteemed for its exciting effect upon the digestive system and is being used for the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions like colic, indigestion, and dysentery problems. It is also used for thetreatment of skin diseases. Other diseases that can be treated with this herb are respiratory diseases, stomach problems, enlarged spleen, systemic infections, mouth cancers, and cholera.
Khulanjan’s benefits are aphrodisiac, bitter, aromatic, digestive, expectorant, pungent herb that strengthens the digestive system. Greater Galangal uses has also been used in the treatment of a variety of diseases such as heart diseases, bronchitis, renal calculus, chronic enteritis, diabetes, kidney disorders, and rheumatism.
The dried rhizome has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicines. It is antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antifungal, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, bitter, cardiotonic, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, nervine tonic, stimulant and stomachic. It has a slight irritant action on the mucous membrane of the stomach. It is a warming herb used for abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and hiccups, as well as for diarrhoea due to internal cold. Also useful in catarrhal affections. Has antiinflammatory properties and is useful in rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also useful for many respiratory ailments like bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, etc. Also recommended as a cure for halitosis, stammering and inflammation of the mouth and pharynx.
It is considered to be a good remedy for impotence and nervousness. The Arabs ‘used it to make their horses fiery’. The use of rhizome in impotency and as an aphrodisiac was examined during 1992. It caused a significant gain in the weight of the sexual organs and increased sperm motility and sperm count in male mice.
Recommended Dosage:2 to 4 g powder of dried rhizomes.
Contraindication:This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.
Khulanjan (pan Ki Jaar) Herbs | جڑ پان | خولنجان
Type: Organic Herbs
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