Saturday, February 5, 2011

Boesenbergia Ginger

The Boesenbergia ginger is a native of the forests of the Western Ghats in India. I saw these flowers during a walk in the forest and was captivated by their beauty. It is also known as the Finger root ginger, as its rhizomes resemble fingers. It is used in Chinese and Thai cuisine. IOn India, the herb is used for relieving gastric troubles and for tonsilitis. The rhizomes are used in pickles.


  1. I love ginger. I love spices. I breathe them in and imagine where they came from. Beautiful words.

    Beautiful image.

  2. It is an interesting little plant, the bloom is pretty.

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  3. This is a species of Curcuma not a species of Boesenbergia, for sure.