AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Alpinia galanga essential oil
Plant Name
: Languas galanga
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


A. galanga is the galangal used most often in cookery. The robust rhizome has a sharp, sweet taste and smells like a blend of black pepper and pine needles. The red fruit is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has a flavor similar to cardamom.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Jirovetz, Leopold, et al. "Analysis of the essential oils of the leaves, stems, rhizomes and roots of the medicinal plant Alpinia galanga from southern India." ACTA PHARMACEUTICA-ZAGREB- 53.2 (2003): 73-82.

2. Oonmetta-Aree, Jirawan, et al. "Antimicrobial properties and action of galangal (Alpinia galanga Linn.) on Staphylococcus aureus." LWT-Food Science and Technology 39.10 (2006): 1214-1220.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11, 8-Cineole 28.34

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 4.97
2Camphene 2.75
3Alpha- Pinene 1.0
4Hexanol 0.01
5(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.03
6Limonene 0.05
7Linalool 0.15
8Alpha-Fenchol 0.37
9Methyl Acetate Trace
10Alpha-Phellandrene Trace
11Myrcene 0.40
12Alpha-Thujene 0.04
13P-Cymene 0.47
14Beta-Fenchol 0.04
15Sabinene 0.67
16Tricyclene 0.05
17Cis-Linalool Oxide 0.17
18Cis-Sabinene Hydrate 0.26
19Fenchone 0.07
20(E)-2-Hexenal 0.12
21Gamma-Terpinene 0.08
22(E)-2-Hexenol 0.18

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