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'''Galigale''' (''Cyperus Longus''), also called galangal, is a hardy perennial plant, whose root is used in cooking, often as a [[ginger]] substitute. When cultivating galingale prefers moist soil in a sunny position.
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'''Galingale''' (''Cyperus Longus''), also called galangal, is a hardy perennial plant, whose root is used in cooking, often as a [[ginger]] substitute. When cultivating galingale prefers moist soil in a sunny position.
  
 
As a medicinal [[herb]] galingale was used as a diuretic and as a stimulant added to [[wine]].
 
As a medicinal [[herb]] galingale was used as a diuretic and as a stimulant added to [[wine]].

Latest revision as of 02:59, 4 December 2008

Galingale (Cyperus Longus), also called galangal, is a hardy perennial plant, whose root is used in cooking, often as a ginger substitute. When cultivating galingale prefers moist soil in a sunny position.

As a medicinal herb galingale was used as a diuretic and as a stimulant added to wine.

See Also

Recipes using galingale

Period references