The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow or white in color. The ginger rhizome has a firm texture and is aromatic, pungent and hot.
Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas and relaxes the intestinal tract. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant and direct anti-inflammatory effects.