Description: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. Ginger originated in the tropical
rainforests from the Indian subcontinent to Southern Asia where ginger plants show considerable genetic variation. As one of the first spices exported from
the Orient, ginger arrived in Europe during the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. The distantly related dicots in the genus Asarum
are commonly called wild ginger because of their similar taste.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Common Names: Ginger Root
Medicinal Part: Root