This authentic Alpine Galangal (Alpinia officinarum), also known as "lesser galangal," is a plant in the ginger family and is cultivated in southeast Asia. These are sliced roots or rhizome.
When burned as an incense the combination of Alpine Galangal and Alpine Tumeric is thought to create a pleasant atmosphere. Many Tibetan incense formulas still use Galanga, especially in formulas to create an atmosphere suitable for contemplation. Our Alpinia officinarum is grown high in the Himalayan mountains, hence the name, "Alpine."