Ginger is a flowering plant widely used as a culinary spice or as a healing herb in folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. A shrub with a soild root and branches spreads on the ground connected with each other.
It is cultivated in the tropical rain-forest in Southern Asia.
Hot taste and warming nature.
It calms down distention and pain in stomach, helps in digesting food and increasing digestive heat; relieves diarrhea and vomiting, acts as a blood thinner, regulate menstruation cycle; helps against congestion in lungs, impotency and in activating sweat. Generates body heat and strength. Purifies blood and lowers cholesterol. Improves appetite, digestion and blood circulation.