Ref: ITIS 182548
Botanical name: Alpinia galanga or Alpinia officinarum
Botanical family: Zingiberaceae or Scilaminae
Another plant, Kaempferia galanga, also in the ginger family, is called galanga.
A. galanga is also known as Chewing John, Little John Chew and Galanga Root. Under these names, it is used in folk medicine and in voodoo charms.