Black Galingale Kaempferia parviflora
June 10 2016
by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Black Galingale is of the ginger family and grows in Thailand. Also known as Krachaidam, Krachaidum or Kra chai dam or even  Krachai dam. Sometimes it is promoted as a treatment for impotence in a male. Another herb that has potential for sexuality improvement is tongkat ali herb.

Black Galingale benefits
One study indicates kaempferia may have anti-malaria and anti-fungal properties.

Black Galingale side effects, adverse reactions
Black Galingale has mild side effects which include underarm sweating and increased body temperature. More serious side effects in very high doses may include heart palpitations or arrhythmia. Therefore it is not suited in those who have heart disease or high blood pressure.

Black Galingale Research
Bioactive flavonoids from Kaempferia parviflora.
Fitoterapia 2004. Faculty of Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Nine flavonoids have been isolated from Kaempferia parviflora. Among these, trimethoxyflavone and tetramethoxyflavone exhibited anti-plasmodial activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Tetramethoxyflavone possessed antifungal activity against Candida albicans, and also showed mild antimycobacterial activity.

Hair color
I heard that Black Galingale can reverse grey hair? My hair turned grey since I was 19 year old. I'm 41 year old female and 100% my front hair are totaly white and grey from behind. Well, I'm looking for a supplement or anything can reverse my grey hair? I have to dye my hair every 2 to 3 weeks, I really tired to dye my hair. Please advice...I heard that dairy product turn hair to grey faster, is this claim correct? I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    I am not aware of any products, natural or prescription based, that reverse gray hair. I do not think dairy products have much of an influence on hair color changes.