Trade Name Ginger
Common Name Adrak, Inji, Shunti
Botanical Name Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family Zingiberaceae
Synonyms Curcuma longifolia Wall
Part used In ayurvedic proprietary dried root of ginger is more commonly used
Product nature High Quality Dried or Dehydrated Ginger


Ginger is a perennial rhizome that reaches a maximum height of about 90 cm during cultivation. Usually, the rhizomes are lobed, light yellow, and have an aromatic odor.

The plant grows in groups into many side branches and begins to wither as the plant develops. In Indian folklore medicine, dried ginger is mainly used as a digestive aid. Dried ginger also has a variety of medical properties, such as anti-inflammatory, nourishing the liver, strengthening immunity, anti-infection, and suppressing cough.

India is the world’s largest producer of ginger. Orissa, Kerala, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, and Madhya Pradesh are the main ginger states in India. The IISR Varada, IISR Mahima, and IISR Rejatha grown in Kerala are high-quality ginger varieties available globally.

Ginger varieties like Bahria and Amaravathi have higher curcumin and gingerol content. Cochin ginger is the best variety on the global market due to its lemon-like flavor and low fiber content.

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