Galangal Oil

Product Code: SVA - 502
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Galangal Oil

The botanical name of Galangal oil is Alpinia galangal. It is also known by the other names like Kulanjan. This oil is the extract of the plant that is found in the south west India and in the Himalayas. The height of the plant can extend up to 2 meters and carries an aromatic smell. The roots of the plant are orange brown. The fruits of the plant have an aroma that is similar to the seeds. The galangal oil is also referred as the false ginger oil and one can extract this oil by the process called steam distillation from the tree roots. This is a volatile oil and the taste of the oil resembles as bitter as camphor. in color, it is like yellow and has the smell resembling like the cardamom ginger. The composition of the oil extract depends on the chemicals differing as per the soil content.

Uses of this oil

  • Because of the aromatherapy properties of this oil, this oil is used for the aromatherapy.
  • This oil dies carry the medicinal uses and is used as the indigenous medicinal treatment. This oil is an effective treatment for the rheumatism and is effective for the cure f respiratory troubles among the children.
  • One can find the uses of this oil as carminative.
  • This oil is helpful to cure cancer because it kills cancer cells fast.


The roots of the plant are the prime constituents.

Blends with

Effectively blends with other essential oils like camphor oil etc.

Technical Information
Product Code SVA - 502
Botanical Name Alpina Officinalis
Solubility Insoluble in Water, Soluble in Oils
Methods of Extraction Steam Distilled
CAS# 8024-40-6
F.E.M.A. # N.A
Optical Rotation (-) 0 to 6 @ 35° C
Color & Odor Greenish Yellow colour & odour is like Camphor, fresh
Country of Origin India
Refractive Index 1.449 to 1.463
Specific Gravity 0.938-0.949 @ 25° C

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