“The older the ginger, the more it bites” (Chinese proverb)
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In today's article, we will discover some history, some curiosities, and above all the benefits of ginger root and its essential oil.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Ginger is a very ancient spice, today widely used in different ways and for different purposes. Its origin comes from the Asian continent, in particular from China and India where already 5000 years ago, it was cultivated and used for its many benefits.
Fortunately, it was one of the first spices to arrive in Europe and was widely used by the Romans as a flavoring and by the Greeks to relieve stomach ailments.
A perennial herbaceous plant of the Zingiberaceae family, it has a very particular and recognizable shape and a rhizome with a very fleshy texture, but easy to cut.