Published September 18, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Galangae rhizoma, galangal rhizome, lesser galangal rhizome.
Galangal consists of the dried rhizome of Alpinia officinarum Hance [Fam. Zingi-beraceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The rhizome contains essential oil, pungent principles, and flavonoids.
Dyspepsia, loss of appetite.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Tincture (according to Erg. B. 6):
2 - 4 g; Rhizome:
2 - 4 g. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug, powder, as well as other galenical preparations for oral application.
Antiphlogistic (inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis)