Ginger / Cooking ginger


Ginger / Cooking ginger

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Arabic name(s)

Zanjabil

English name(s)

Ginger / Cooking ginger

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Zingiberaceae

Genus

Zingiber Mill.

Species

Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Ginger is a perennial herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

The cooking ginger originated in tropical Asia, but is now grown as a commercial crop in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Zanjabil "ginger" is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an in Surah Al Insan, ‘The Man chapter’. Allah the Most Sublime said; “And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil” Surat Al-Insan, verse# 17

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Ginger is not mentioned in the Hadith .

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Flavors

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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