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Ginger: Health Benefits, Risks and Uses

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a perennial plant that is both a medicinal herb and a common ingredient in Asian cooking. It grows in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. The root and underground stem (rhizome) of ginger have been used for two thousand years to treat conditions such as nausea and vomiting, digestive complaints, loss of appetite, common colds and breathing problems. Ginger has few health risks and, today, it is an increasingly popular […]