Monday, July 12, 2010

Languas galanga ( Langkuas)

The " Langkuas " ( Languas galanga ) is a very common plant in Sarawak . It is part of the ginger family. I introduced this plant to the farm because of its usefulness. The rhizomes are aromatic and is used in many food preparations and in local medicine. The rhizomes are pounded till fine and mixed into curry food like chicken curry, duck Chinese style " Paklo" and beef "rendang" due to its spiciness and aromatic charateristics.

Langkuas grows in clumps and possess erect leafy stems. The whole of the stem is covered with the sheaths of its leaves. Flowers are terminal and the stem heads bear many small white flowers.

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