Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Zingiber
Species : officinale Rosc.
Common Name
English Name : Ginger
Hindi Name : Adarak
Manipuri Name : Sing
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatous aromatic herb
Parts Use : Rhizome and leaf
Preparation : Fresh rhizome is crushed with honey or common salt and oil of ‘Sesamum indicum’, warmed and used for local application. Rhizome is simmered with water for decoction. Rhizomes used as a spice; leaf is used to enhance the flavour of tea.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients : Ginger possesses anti-oxidant properties. Analysis of fresh ginger shows moisture (80.9%), protein (2.3%), fat (0.9%), minerals (1.2%), fibre (2.4%) and carbohydrate (12.3%).
Ailment Treated : Rhizome juice is good for fever, cough, menstrual disorder. Rhizome decoction is carminative and stimulant. Ginger ointment reduces headache when applied on forehead.
Source : Extensively cultivated in both hills & valley areas.