Common Name: Gengibre de campo | Countryside Ginger
Binomial Nomenclature: Zingiber officinale
Culinary Use: The root can be used as a ginger substitute. The root has a pungent, aromatic smell like mild pepper and ginger mixed, but more strongly aromatic.
Medicinal Use: the rhizome of this plant has been used for treatment of inflammation, muscle and joint problems, menstrual disorders, abscesses, and skin diseases and wound healing
Fun Fact: Leaves are a tea substitute