Ginger is a popular spice, widely used both in culinary dishes and in the fragrance industry.
Ginger rhizomes have been cultivated for thousands of years for their health benefits. Originating in Southeast Asia, it is believed that ginger initially spread during the seaborne expansion of the Austronesian people and then became important in ancient India, China, and the early Mediterranean civilisations. During the expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century, ginger spread into the West Indies and the Americas.
Ginger has been used for hundreds of years in ancient medicine and aromatherapy. Studies have found that ginger oil has several medicinal properties, including being antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and aiding mood improvement.
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