Description of Galanga Root Oil

Sometimes referred to as "Galanga Oil" or "False Ginger Oil," Galangal Root oil is steam-distilled from the rhizomes of the Alpinia officinarum plant. Native to the Chinese island of Hainan, galangal root has since expanded into many territories throughout Indonesia, as well as the South China Sea. Galangal Root oil has a fresh and camphoraceous aroma, with spicy and woody tenacity often compared to laurel, cardamom, and ginger. However, unlike those oils, galangal root retains a unique cineole-like topnote, with a flavor that is warm, spicy, and slightly bitter. In flavor, Galangal Root oil is used in small amounts to modify other spicy oils such as ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. The oil can also act as a stand-in for the more common flavor components found in root beer, ginger ale, and other soft drinks.

Aroma & Flavor of Galanga Root Oil

Aroma is fresh and camphoraceous, with a rich and spicy tenacity. Odor also retains a unique cineole-like topnote, complementing the oil's warm and slightly bitter drydown.

Botanical Name of Galanga Root Oil

Alpinia Spp.

Appearance of Galanga Root Oil

Yellow Liquid







EXTRACTION method of Galanga Root Oil


Refractive Index of Galanga Root Oil

1.4700 - 1.4980 @ 20C

Specific Gravity of Galanga Root Oil

0.8700 - 0.9070 @ 25C

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