Kulanjan (Alpinia galangal) is an Ayurvedic herb that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Galangal root is very helpful for skin and hair care. It also keeps the respiratory system healthy. This plant is anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcerous and diuretic. It pacifies Vata and Kapha doshas in the body. It is also used as a stimulant in Ayurveda.