ginger family


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gin′ger fam`ily


n.
a family, Zingiberaceae, of tropical, often aromatic nonwoody plants with pungent rhizomes and clusters of tubular flowers: includes cardamom, ginger, and turmeric.
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Noun1.ginger family - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musalesginger family - a family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
genus Zingiber, Zingiber - tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
Curcuma, genus Curcuma - tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
Alpinia, genus Alpinia, genus Languas, genus Zerumbet - perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes
Aframomum, genus Aframomum - an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae
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Most often found in yellow curry dishes, turmeric is a member of the ginger family.
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The spice, a member of the ginger family, is rich in compounds called curcuminoids and is now attracting the attention of scientists, nutritionists and healthcare professionals looking for ways to improve our joint health and flexibility.
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Central America.
Part of the ginger family, turmeric has been traditionally used as a botanical supplement in Ayurvedic, Chinese and Egyptian medicines to help heal or soothe the skin.
Taken from a plant in the ginger family, it's one of India's most widely eaten spices and used as a base flavour in many curries.
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Turmeric, an ancient root of the ginger family, has traditionally been used in Ayurveda for a variety of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.
Derived from the plant Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family, turmeric is perhaps the most celebrated spice in the scientific community for its health benefits.
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A member of the ginger family, this spice is harvested from the root of a curcuma longa plant.