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The taste of dried ginger is more aromatic than pungent .It enhances the flavour of rich gravies and soups. Dried ginger is often a constituent of many powdered spices and masalas. Traditional Ayurveda considers ginger an effective remedy for many gastrointestinal and blood diseases. It is used for abdominal bloating, coughing, vomiting, diarrhoea and for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, such as arthritis and rheumatism. The shelf life is 24 months when stored in cold and dry place.

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Ginger of commerce is the dried underground stem of the herbaceous tropical plant 
grown as an annual. The whole plant is refreshingly aromatic and the underground 
rhizome, raw or processed, is valued as spice. Ginger is a slender perennial herb, 
30-50 cm tall with palmately branched rhizome bearing leafy shoots. The leafy 
shoot is a pseudostem formed by leaf sheath and bears 8 to 12 distichous leaves.
Origin and Distribution
It is a tropical plant with the centre of origin in India and Malaysia. Now it is 
widely cultivated in India, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Malaysia, Southern 
China and Japan. Ginger requires warm and humid climate and thrives well from sea 
level to an altitude of 1500 mtrs above MSL. A well distributed rainfall (150 to 
300cm) during growing season and dry spells during land preparation and harvesting 
are required for the crop. Though grows on a wide range of soils, lateritic loams 
are preferred for higher yields.
Fresh ginger, dry ginger powder, oleoresin and oil are used in food processing. It 
is indispensable in the manufacture of ginger bread, confectionary, ginger ale, 
curry powders, certain curried meats, table sauces, in pickling and in the 
manufacture of certain cordials, ginger cocktail, carbonate drinks, liquors etc. 
In medicine, it is used as carminative and stimulant. It has wider applications in 
indigenous medicines. The ginger oil is used as food flavourant in soft drinks.
Indian Name of Spices
Hindi : Adrak Bengali : Ada Gujarati : Adu Kannada : Shunti, Ardraka
Malayalam : Inchi Marathi : Ale Oriya : Ada Punjabi : Adrak Sanskrit : Ardraka 
Tamil : Inji Telugu : Allamu, Sonthi Urdu : Adrak, Adhrak
Foreign Name of Spices
Spanish : Jengibre French : Gingembre German : Ingwer Swedish : Ingefara
Arabic : Zanjabil Dutch : Gember Italian : Zenzero Portuguese : Gengibre 
Russian : Imbir Japanese : Shoga Chinese : Chiang

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