Steam distilled oil from dried roots of Alpine Galangal.
It is stomachic, stimulant and Carminative.
Uses and Advance Studies
• It is used in treatment of catarrhal infections.
• The Volatile oil of the rhizome of A. Galangal inhibited the growth of M. tuberculosis in a concentration of 25 mg./ml.
• The oil inhibited the growth of gram negative organisms in a concentration of 0.4 to 0.6 mg./ml. The LD of the oil in guineapigs was found to be 0.068 ml./100gm. body weight.
Physico Chemical Properties
|REFRACTIVE INDEX at 20°C
||1.4600 to 1.4750
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY at 20°C
||0.83000 to 0.89000
||-4° to -10°