Ginger has been used as a medicinal remedy and aphrodisiac for thousands of years especially in the East
Chinese medicine uses ginger to treat many complaints and it can be found as an ingredient in many different preparations.
The Ancient Greeks and Roman also included it in their medicines.
It is a perennial herb with a white or yellow flowering stem and narrow dark green leaves, rising from a thick aromatic rhizome.
It first came to Europe via the Spice Route in the Middle Ages, and was valued during the Plague for its anti-infectious properties.
It is claimed that the name comes from the Gingi district in India, where ginger tea is drunk for stomach problems.
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