Kencur ( East Indian Galanga )

English Name : East Indian Galanga
Indonesian Name : Kencur
Botanical Name : Kaempferia galanga
Simplisia Name : Kaempferiae Rhizoma
Botanical Part Used : Rhizome
Specification : EPM S 12.5 %
Test Method : TLC
Ratio Botanical : –
Indication : Cough, analgetic

Kaempferia galanga is known as “kencur” and in Java is used in cooking, especially in Indonesian cuisine. A Javanese beverage called “beras kencur” is made from its rhizome. The pasta form of its juice is also used to relief fatigue. In Indonesia, this plant is used to make a gargle, the leaves and rhizomes are chewed to treat coughs, or pounded and used in poultices or lotions applied to relieve many topical ailments. The juice of the rhizome is used as an expectorant and carminative. In Chinese medicine, Rhizomes of the plant, which contain essential oils, have been used as a decoction or powder for treating indigestion, colds, pectoral and abdominal pains, headache and toothache        

Active Constituens    :    
“cineol, borneol, 3-carene, camphene, kaempferol, kaempferide, cinnamaldehyde, p-methoxycinnamic acid, ethyl cinnamate and ethyl p-methoxycinnamate (EPMS).”

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