Galangae is a strong and versatile herb. In Asia, this to Ginger related root is used for both cooking and medical purposes. The Galangae root may have a positive effect on the central nerve system. The root is also full of antioxidants and can have a wholesome effect on the bowel system. Some users like to take Galangae because it is also known as an aphrodisiac with sexual simulating features. Taking a big dose could lead to mild hallucinations.