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Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Zingiber officinale, Canton ginger, Garden ginger, Spice ginger, Halia

Ginger is a flowering plant whose root or rhizome has long been used in folk medicine.  It originated in the tropical rainforest of Southern Asia.  In China, ginger has been used to help digestion and with stomach upset and nausea for more than 2,000 years.

Ginger is used in health supplements to support digestion and the immune system.


In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for ginger, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for ginger, the European Medicines Agency public summary for Zingiberis rhizoma, the entry for ginger, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for ginger for more information.