A slender, perennial, rhizomatous herb. Leaves linear, sessile and glabrous. Flowers are yellowish green seen in cylindric spikes, covered with glabrous scarious bracts. Fruits are oblong capsules. Rhizomes are white to yellowish in color, irregularly branched, growing tips are covered over by few scales.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, body pain, dropsy, asthma, cough, colic, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and inflammations and abdominal discomforts. Dry ginger is appetizer, laxative, expectorant, and carminative. Useful part : Rhyzomes.