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Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae, probably native to southeastern Asia, or its pungent aromatic rhizome (underground stem) is used as a spice, flavouring, food, and medicine. Its use in India and China has been known from ancient times, and by the 1st century CE traders had taken ginger into the Mediterranean region. By the 11th century it was well known in England. The Spaniards brought it to the West Indies and Mexico soon after the conquest, and by 1547 ginger was being exported from Santiago to Spain.