Ginger belongs to the plant family of Zingiberaceae and it is of the genus of Zingiber. The English name of ginger is derived from French – gingembre. This is a very aromatic, spicy and pungent herb, popular all over the world. Ginger or ginger root is used in variety of foods, drinks and traditional medicines as well. Because of its healing power, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicines for hundreds of years.