The history of the ginger plant dates back thousands of years, when Indian and Chinese cultures harvested it for food flavoring and medicinal applications. Since then, the ginger root has been successfully cultivated in ... More »

The benefits of ginger relate to a variety of stomach problems. Some people find the root beneficial for low back pain. Manufacturers use it to add flavor and fragrance to products, according to WebMD. More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Some benefits of using ginger root include decreasing nausea, vomiting, pain and joint inflammation, according to Everyday Health. Ginger root also inhibits some cold viruses and intestinal bacteria, and may even avert t... More » Food Food Facts
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Tumeric is one popular Indian medicinal, or aryuvedic, plant, with its use dating back 4000 years. Ginger and aloe vera are also widely used and valued plants in Indian medicine. More »

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