Feb 152011

[Photo-yellow ginger root]

Ingredient Name: Ginger Root, or just Ginger.

Ingredient Name in Chinese: 黃薑 (Huáng jiāng)


  • Ginger is a yellow root native to the Asian countries.
  • Used for thousands of years as a spice and medicine.
  • Has a spicy taste and it is frequently used in Asian cuisines as a flavoring herb.
  • Ginger can be pickled in vinegar as a snack, steeped in boiling water to make tea, or cooked in sugar to make candied ginger.

Ginger Uses and Health Benefits:

  • From multiple studies, ginger has been found to be effective in reducing nausea caused by motion sickness, pregnancy, or chemotherapy.
  • A number of studies with positive results showed ginger’s effect on cancerous tumors in the bowel, breast tissue, ovaries, the pancreas, and other tissues. A study at the University of Michigan also revealed that ginger can kill ovarian cancer cells.
  • From a Chinese medicine perspective, yellow ginger is Yang, or a warm food.
  • See a list of soup recipes using ginger roots.


  • Peel the skin before using.
  • Store un-used portions in cool dry areas.

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