Ginger Root


COMMON NAME
Standardized: ginger
Other: shunthi

BOTANICAL NAME
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae

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Whole Roots, Cut (size as request), Powder. All “99% Quality”

OVERVIEW
Ginger has been valued as a zesty spice and a reliable herb for centuries, with the first recorded uses found in ancient Sanskrit and Chinese texts. It has also been utilized in Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Unani Tibb traditional medicine practices and is now a widely known herb in most parts of the world. It is a flavoring agent in beer, soft drinks, candies, and a staple spice and condiment in many countries. Ginger essential oil has been used in a vast array of cosmetics and perfumes.

BOTANY
A member from the Zingiberaceae family which also contains turmeric (Curcuma sp.) and cardamom (Amomum sp. and Elettaria sp.), ginger is a tropical, aromatic, perennial herb which is most likely native to tropical Asia (yet has been cultivated for so long that the exact origin is unclear). The part used is its fleshy rhizome, often mistakenly referred to as a root. Prior to this, ginger used in Europe was obtained from Arab spice traders.

CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING
Ginger has risen to be among the top twelve spices most consumed in the United States,

HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
The first recorded use of ginger goes as far back as its appearance in the ancient Chinese herbal Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, written by emperor Shen Nong around 2,000 B.C.E. and the ancient Sanskrit text of India, the Mahabharata, around 400 B.C.E. In the latter text, a recipe with stewed meat and ginger is described. In Ayurveda (the traditional healing system of India) one of the many Sanskrit names for ginger is shunthi or sunthi thought to be derived from the ancient city that bears the same name mentioned in the epic Indian text, the Ramayana (which was from around the same time as the Mahabharata). This city was thus considered an ancient capitol of the ginger trade by 200 B.C.

Ginger was prized in love spells for its ‘heating up’ qualities and has been considered a love herb since ancient times. It was believed that ginger could hasten the success of any spell and that planting a ginger root would ensure financial abundance. Ginger has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and is believed to affect lung, spleen, heart, and stomach meridians. Ginger is still a very important herb in Europe and is extensively imported in Germany. It is approved in the Commission E monographs and found in countless preparations all over Europe.

USES AND PREPARATIONS
dried chopped rhizome for tea, powdered for tea or spice, powdered and encapsulated, or tinctured
fresh rhizome as a condiment, fresh tea, poultice, juice, tincture, or essential oil and oleoresin

*PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
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