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Internal Benefits Of Chitharathai (Lesser Galangal) :
Chitharathai is a very effective herb that serves as a home remedy for common cold and cough.
It helps in relieving from headache, dry cough, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory disorders.
Frequent cough and throat infections in children can be cured quickly by taking chitharathai powder with honey.
It helps to reduce fat from the body. It also helps in treating indigestion, nausea, ulcer and intestinal inflammations.
It can be used to treat rheumatic arthritis and gout.
External Benefits Of Chitharathai (Lesser Galangal) :
Chitharathai helps to treat several types of body aches especially provides relief from acute back pain when the powder is made into a paste with water and applied on the affected area.
Grind chitharathai into fine powder and take half a teaspoon of chitharathai powder mixed with honey and consume in the morning and evening.