Ginger is an herbaceous root (rhizome) with a pleasant aroma and spicy taste.
It consists of 1-2% volatile oils. It is a common tropical and equatorial plant. The mature Ginger has a hot taste due to a high amount of Oleoresins, which are Gingerols and Shogaols. Medically, Ginger is used as a carminative and blood pressure lowering due to its platelet-aggregation inhibiting property. Moreover, it possesses anti-inflammatory actions that can be effective against peptic ulcer, and bile acid secretion, and for serotonin protection, anti-coughing remedy, and migraine treatment. In cosmetics, it is used for hair stimulation and nourishment, for antisepsis, and for anti-inflammation.