Easy Gardening: Ginger
- Date of Publication
- January 25, 2022
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The ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is grown for its aromatic, pungent, and spicy rhizomes, which are often referred to as ginger roots. The main active components in ginger are gingerols, which are responsible for their distinct fragrance and flavor. Gingerols are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that can help alleviate the pain caused by arthritis. Studies have also shown that ginger helps boost the immune system, protect against colorectal cancer, and induce cell death in ovarian cancer. (2 pages)
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