ginger

Definition / meaning of ginger

An herb with a root that has been used in cooking, and by some cultures to treat nausea, vomiting, and certain other medical conditions. It is being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. The scientific name is Zingiber officianale.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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