• The Zingiberaceae: A Family Worth Knowing

Speaker: David Winston, RH (AHG)  The Zingiberaceae (or Ginger) family is made up of approximately 50 genera with almost 1600 known species of highly aromatic perennial herbs. Most have lateral roots or fleshy rhizomes and are found growing in South and Southeast Asia, tropical Africa and Central and South America. While some of these plants, especially ginger, turmeric and cardamom, are well-known and used throughout the world, others may only be used regionally. Many more of these plants are used as foods, spices, medicines, dyes, perfumes and as ornamental plants in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Although the phytochemistry of this diverse family of plants differs widely, a great number of Zingiberaceae species are rich in highly active volatile oils and oleoresins.

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