- It has stronger antimicrobial activity against a wide range of bacteria and fungi; thus, it is postulated that it can be used as a natural preservative in the food industry.
- It has analgesic properties and thus is used to treat neuropathic pain.
- It is anti diabetic, red ginger inhibits saccharide hydrolyzing enzymes and, thus, can be used for controlling hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetic patients.
- It helps in relieving indigestion, improving blood circulation, and relieving inflammation.
- It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antitumour properties.
The ginger plant has a long history of cultivation, having originated in Asia and is grown in India, Southeast Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. In India, states like Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Meghalaya, West Bengal it is widely cultivated and, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka it is cultivated in the lower area.