Science of Food column: Ginger is a gift to your gut

2nd February, 2016 by

By Lisa Julian

Ginger root is part of the Zingiberacae family of plants, same as turmeric root, and has been used in herbal medicine to treat nausea and digestive disorders for more than 4,000 years. India is the top producer and consumer of ginger. Its name is believed to come from the Sanskrit word singabera, meaning “horn-shaped,” as the roots appear knotted and curved resembling an animal’s horn. The part of the plant that we eat is called the rhizome, the subterranean stem of the plant that is now commonly found in markets across the country. Like most plants, ginger contains hundreds to …

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