Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Ginger is one of the most traded spice globally. Ginger derive its name from Sanskrit word stringa-vera, which means "with a body like a horn". The spice is used extensively for culinary and medicinal application. Though often thought of as the root of the plant, but actually ginger is the rhizome of the zingiber officinale plant. The spice was initially found in China, but later the production extended to other Asian countries including India.
Indian Name: Adrak, Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale., Family Name: Zingiberaceae, Parts Used: Roots, Habitat: Southern China
Dried ginger is extensively used for as a condiment and for food flavoring including pies, puddings, cookies, biscuits. It is also used for beverage flavoring including tea, ginger ale and ginger beer.

Ginger is also said to posses certain medicinal properties which are as follows:
It aids in digestion and cure digestion related problems. It is helpful in diarrhea and stomach cramping. Ginger is effective against nausea related to both motion sickness and morning sickness. Helps in relieving pain and reduce inflammation. Reduces arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasm.s Ginger also circulates the blood, removes toxins, cleanse the bowels and kidneys .It also aids in all the skin related problems. It is said that it also aid in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems.

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