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More than 60 types of plants mentioned in the Noble Qur’an, the Noble Hadith and the purified Sunnah of the Prophet
Scientific Name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Arabic name(s): الزَّنْجَبيل
English name(s): Ginger/cooking ginger
Growth form: Ginger is a perennial herb.
Genus: Zingiber Mill.
Species: Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Citation in the Quran:
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
Citation in the Hadit:
Ginger is not mentioned in the Hadith .
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.