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Apr 10, 2009

Useful Plants At The Farm- Galangal or Alpinia Galanga / Greater Galanga

The Greater Galanga or lengkuas is a ginger originally from Malaysia and Indonesia.  It is used in Thai, Malay, Nyonya and Indonesian cuisine.



It is active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.




In our farm, we have found it to be effective against mycoplasma sp.  infection in the chickens. In combination with garlic and at the appropriate dosage it is effective against chronic infections.





We now use lengkuas as a weekly preventive for the chickens






At our farm, we grow the lengkuas wild in our Food Forest.  It requires no maintenance and provides free medicine for our animals and even our workers.


Here’s more information about lengkuas:



You can learn a saying or two about lengkuas here: