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|name = Ginger
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|alias = Zingiber officinale
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|native = Southeast [[Asia]]
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|environment = Warm climates
|characteristics=An highly-flavoured spice
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|sentience = Non-sentient
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|root = Ginger root
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|stem = Leafy green
|usage=Used in the [[Wit-Sharpening Potion]], the [[Beautification Potion]], and in [[Ginger Newt]]s.
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|leaves = Green
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|flowers = Yellow and purple in colour
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|usage = Used in the [[Wit-Sharpening Potion]], the [[Beautification Potion]], in [[Ginger Newt]]s, [[Butterbeer]], Cuisine, Medicine
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|characteristics = An highly-flavoured spice
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{{Quote|Ginger root contains many healing properties and can be used in a variety of brews including Beautification Potion.|Description|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|Ginger root contains many healing properties and can be used in a variety of brews including Beautification Potion.|Description|Pottermore}}
'''Ginger''' is used in cooking as a highly-flavoured spice. It is also used in [[Ginger Newt]]s.
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'''Ginger''' (''Zingiber officinale'') is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root is used in cooking as a highly-flavoured spice and in folk medicine. It is also used in [[Ginger Newt]]s, and is also used as an ingredient in the brewing of several [[potion]]s.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Ginger roots are used as part of the [[Wit-Sharpening Potion]], and also in the [[Beautification Potion]] in powdered form.<ref name="GF27">{{GOF|B|27}}</ref>
 
Ginger roots are used as part of the [[Wit-Sharpening Potion]], and also in the [[Beautification Potion]] in powdered form.<ref name="GF27">{{GOF|B|27}}</ref>
   
Ginger is added to drinks. [[Hermione Granger]] in a "The Three Broomsticks" drinks Butterbeer with ginger.<ref>{{HBP|F|0:49}}</ref>
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[[File:GingerRoot.png|thumb|left|A jar of ginger root, used in potion-making]]
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During [[fifth year]] [[Herbology]] class in the [[1988–1989 school year]] on ginger roots, [[Pomona Sprout]] particularly emphasised that her favourite usage of the root of the plant, was to be added to [[Butterbeer]], advising students to try it after class, with more comments about asking [[Rosmerta]] to add it into the drink when students would be having their next Butterbeer.<ref>{{HM|5|16|h}}</ref>
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Ginger is added to drinks. In [[Three Broomsticks Inn|The Three Broomsticks]], [[Hermione Granger]] drank Butterbeer with ginger.<ref>{{HBP|F|time=0:49}}</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*"[[Wikipedia:Red hair#Gingerism (prejudice/discrimination towards redheads)|Ginger]]" is also a sometimes derogatory term for people with red hair and freckles. [[Scabior]], [[Fenrir Greyback]], and a drunk man on [[Tottenham Court Road]] all referred to [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] by this term.
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*"{{W|Red hair#Gingerism (prejudice/discrimination towards redheads)|Ginger}}" is also a sometimes derogatory insult for people with red hair and freckles. [[Scabior]], [[Fenrir Greyback]], and a drunk man on [[Tottenham Court Road]] all referred to [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] by this term.
*Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. Ginger also has several medical uses such as treating stomach issues, the common cold,and aches and pains.<ref>[[Wikipedia:Ginger|Ginger]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipeida]]</ref>
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*Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. Ginger also has several medical uses such as treating stomach issues, the common cold, and aches and pains.<ref>{{wikilink|Ginger}}</ref>
   
 
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==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:16, November 16, 2019

"Ginger root contains many healing properties and can be used in a variety of brews including Beautification Potion."
—Description[src]

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root is used in cooking as a highly-flavoured spice and in folk medicine. It is also used in Ginger Newts, and is also used as an ingredient in the brewing of several potions.

HistoryEdit

Ginger roots are used as part of the Wit-Sharpening Potion, and also in the Beautification Potion in powdered form.[1]

GingerRoot

A jar of ginger root, used in potion-making

During fifth year Herbology class in the 1988–1989 school year on ginger roots, Pomona Sprout particularly emphasised that her favourite usage of the root of the plant, was to be added to Butterbeer, advising students to try it after class, with more comments about asking Rosmerta to add it into the drink when students would be having their next Butterbeer.[2]

Ginger is added to drinks. In The Three Broomsticks, Hermione Granger drank Butterbeer with ginger.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • "Ginger" is also a sometimes derogatory insult for people with red hair and freckles. Scabior, Fenrir Greyback, and a drunk man on Tottenham Court Road all referred to Ron Weasley by this term.
  • Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. Ginger also has several medical uses such as treating stomach issues, the common cold, and aches and pains.[4]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 16 (A Dance With Diego) - Herbology Lesson "Ginger Root"
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), at 0:49
  4. WP favicon Ginger on Wikipedia


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