One of the most famous herbs used since ages, ginger root has the scientific name Zingiber officinale. Ginger or ginger extract is consumed as spices and herbal medicines. Plantation of this multipurpose root was popular in ancient China, India, Rome, and Greece. From there, ginger spread its roots all over the world! Today, it is mostly produced in the Southeast Asia, Caribbean region, and West Africa. Apart from being a popular culinary spice, ginger has innumerable medicinal properties.