Ginger is believed to have originated in East Asia and has a history of more than 3000 years. it has been used as a spice since ancient times. It is widely used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Ginger is said to have been used as a medicine by the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Nero. Evidence suggests that ginger was imported into Europe as a spice by 1547 AD. In recent years, ginger has been cultivated as a commercial crop in many countries. Ginger is widely grown in China, India, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, West Africa and Taiwan.
|Botanical Name||Zingiber officinale|
Products and Utilities
Ginger is available in raw or dried form. Dried ginger is crushed and used for various products. Pickled raw ginger is popular in East Asian countries, and salted and sweetened ginger products are also available in the Asian market. Ginger oil and oleoresin are used as a spice in curries, bakeries and other foods, and to some extent in the perfume industry. It is also one of the most widely used ingredients in Ayurvedic medicine to this day.
Medicinal and chemical properties
Ginger has been shown to be used by humans as a medicine in the past. it is one of the main ingredients in many Ayurvedic remedies. It works not only for common influenza conditions but also as a medicine for high blood pressure and cancer.