ginger rhizomes

Nine AMAZING Benefits Of Ginger!

“Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.”

  1. Eases Nausea
  2. Protects Against Diabetes
  3. Reduces Inflammation
  4. Lowers Cholesterol Levels
  5. Prevents Bacteria
  6. Relieves Digestive Problems
  7. Soothes Muscle Pain
  8. Supports Brain Health
  9. Clears Congestion

Zingiber spectabile is in the family Zingiberaceae. Commonly known as beehive ginger, it is native to the jungles and forests of southeast Asia. Beehive ginger is a tender herbaceous perennial that sprouts from a fleshy rhizome, and produces stalks that can reach up to 8 feet tall. The most striking feature of this plant is the inflorescence, composed of fleshy bracts arranged in a beehive-shaped pattern. Inside the cups of the bracts are the true flowers which are cream and purple with scattered yellow dots. Like its relative, the true ginger, the rhizomes of the beehive ginger are also used by humans albeit for medicinal purposes instead of for culinary uses. The leaves and rhizomes can be harvested and made into a paste to treat a variety of ailments included burns, headaches, and other pains.


Zingiber zerumbet is in the family Zingiberaceae. Commonly known as pinecone ginger, it is native to Southeast Asia, but has been introduced to tropical regions around the world. Similar to its cousin true ginger (Z. officinale) the rhizomes of this plant can be ground up and eaten, and are used to treat many ailments including indigestion. The flower cones contain a soapy liquid that can be used for washing giving this species another common name; Shampoo Ginger. Follow for more plant facts and photos!