Spices Thai Food Galangal, Nutmeg Tree And Krachai

Galangal is one of the members of the ginger family. It is the rhizome of a plant Alpinia galangal(L.)Willd. The plant is about 1-2 metres high and has long arrow leaves and small white, red-streaked flowers. The rhizomes arc knobbly and ginger-like which are deep orange-brown in colour, aromatic, pungent and bitter. Dried rhzome pieces are tougher and woodier than dried ginger. It is used in soups and stews, but remove before serving as they are unpleasant and woody to chew on. Its piquant taste is akin to cardamon and ginger. Galangals are used fresh in curries and stews. It is an essential component of Thai curry pastes and other Thai cooking. The rhizomes and its essential oil are used …

Symptoms Of Asthma Controlled By Herbs?

It’s tempting to think that our modern day medicine is somehow superior to all the ‘primitve’ medicine of our ancestors. But that theory doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. For thousands of years humans used plants and herbs right out of the fields and forests and avoided the horrible side effects of today’s medicine, as well as the creation of “super bacteria” that have grown imperious to our drugs. Here are four asthmatic remedies that have stood the test of time. Ginger Root Reduces Or Eliminates Phlegm The common ginger root can be found in almost every grocery store but its knobby brown appearance is strange to many who are more familiar with the delicious smell of ginger in cookies and …