Ginger has played an important role in Chinese and Indian medicine since ancient times. Ginger is very effective against stomach trouble and nausea. Circulation is induced through its warming effects. The spicy tasting root with its intensive lemon aroma is also enjoyed in western countries with growing popularity. In its dried form, ginger is an ideal snack for nibbling. It is spicy, refreshing, and vitalizing.
Ginger originates from South Asia. Ginger is cultivated today in many countries with tropical climates. China, Taiwan, India, Nigeria, Fiji, Thailand, Australia and Jamaica are all areas of cultivation. The large producer here is India.