Galangal is related to ginger. It has a strong taste which is somewhat like clove. Galangal has medicinal applications. It is also used as a hallucinogen and as a taste enhancer. Galangal has a positive effect on the blood circulation and the central nervous system. This has a positive effect on the concentration and other thinking faculties.
Galangal improves the appetite and it stimulates the blood stream in the body and the brain. The herb improves health and vitality. It is also used as a sexual stimulant. The mild psychoactive effect is felt quite soon after chewing and swallowing a few teaspoons of Galangal. You can experience a warm feeling, clear thinking and altered perception, especially visual. Larger doses can lead to mild visual hallucinations.
Chew 1 tot 10 grams or make tea of it, or dissolve it in a warm or cold drink. Use as much herb as you want effect. A small amount on a daily basis stimulates the blood circulation and the central nervous system. When used as tea, you can add some honey and / or peppermint leaves to improve the taste. It is possible to use Galangal as a spice in meals such as rice dishes. Add a teaspoon Galangal when boiling the rice. When brought to taste with honey, you get an extraordinary hot and spicy course. Galangal can be mixed with other herbs like Damiana to improve the taste.