A mixture of galangal and lime juice is used as a tonic in parts of Southeast Asia. It is said to have the effect of an aphrodisiac, and act as a stimulant.
Galangal often used in Thai and South Asian cuisine, is a root similar to ginger. In it raw form, galangal has an earthy aroma and pine like flavor with a hint of citrus. It is available fresh as well as in powdered form. Fresh galangal is highly perishable even if refrigerated and is prone to mold. To know more about this aromatic ingredient that can transform the flavor profile of your dish in a big way, watch the video.