Thai ginger (Alpinia galanga) is a plant species from the ginger family.
It serves as a spice and is regarded as an indispensable component of most spice pastes in Thai cuisine. Thai ginger uses only the yellowish, woody rhizome with rose-coloured side shoots. The "tuber" is peeled and then crushed: pureed for use in spice pastes, sliced for use in soups.
Name: Thai ginger
Botanical Name: Alpina galanga
pot size: 12cm
Total height: approx. 30-35cm
Habitat: Sunny to semi-shady,
Maintenance: nutrient-rich soil, not hardy, avoid waterlogging, perennial.
Special features: The consumption of Thai ginger should have a beneficial effect on digestion. Therefore one drinks the juice from a mixture of the grated root and lemon juice against stomach pains.