Galangal is one of those lesser known magical plants that well and truly holds its own among the harder hitting magical plants in the Witch’s arsenal.
Although galangal is a very ‘ancient’ herb that has been used for around 1000 years, it seems to be rather unknown or ‘out of use’ in today’s times. Galangal belongs to the Ginger family – its rhizomes are slender and darker than ginger but the resemblance is there. Galangal is a perennial herb that grows between 1 – 2 meters in height depending on the variety. Galangal does flower but I would say that they flower looks more like an orchid flower than a ginger flower, which makes it a very interesting and pretty plant.
Galangal has quite a few different magical uses which make it worth growing in a Witches garden. Growing galangal is incredibly simple – source yourself a rhizome and plant…
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