Ginger is the irregularly shaped root (rhizome) of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale). The plant is cultivated in the tropics. Ginger is one of the earliest known oriental spices and is being cultivated in India for both as fresh vegetable and as a dried spice. Ginger contains a variety of pungent and biologically active compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone responsible for their therapeutic action.
Health benefits – May help with weight loss, Popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain, and other health issues etc.