Galangal or galingale is ginger's "little brother" and has an invigorating and digestive effect on the body. In African cultures, it is used as a medicine to treat various little ailments, and it is said to enhance the libido.
Ginger is considered an all-round "magic" health agent. The essential oils it contains are an ideal cure for any symptoms of a cold, but its anti-oxidant effect also helps to detox organs such as the liver, and it cleanses the system. Thus, the ginger root is versatile and has an invigorating and stimulating effect on the blood circulation.