Lesser Galangal/ Chinese Ginger
Also Known as ‘Kra-Chai (Thai)’, ‘temu kunci (Indonesia)’
Fingerroot also known as king of Thai herbs or Thai ginseng.
Finger root powder is the ground finger-like underground rhizome in the ginger family
mostly grown in China and Southeast Asia.
Fingerroot powder has earthy, sweet and aromatic, with pleasantly sharp spicy flavor.
It is milder, sweeter, and much earthier than ginger or galangal.
Fingerroot powder gives warm sweetness with spicy flavor to all Asian savory dishes,
including soups (often vegetable soup), stews, vegetables, sambals and curries.
Most often used in coconut milk-based or rice based dishes and all kinds of meat
and fish, especially sea foods.
Fingerroot has many medicinal properties similar to ginger. It helps to boost appetite,
aid digestion, reduce flatulence and to treat diarrhea, dysentery and worms. Also
used as a remedy for coughs and mouth ulcers.*