Ginger/cooking ginger

Scientific Name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Arabic name(s): الزَّنْجَبيل

English name(s): Ginger/cooking ginger

Growth form: Ginger is a perennial herb.

Order: Zingiberales

Family: Zingiberaceae

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.

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