This article is about the plant. "Ginger" is also a common first name for girls.
Ginger is the rhizome (or rootstalk) of a plant which goes by another name on Earth, though on The Land the plant as a whole is simply called ginger, or "ginger plant." Ginger plants grow in many areas of the Land, and have been known since the time of Connor and Brigid. Ginger rhizomes may be chewed to freshen breath, used as an ingredient in chai tea, ginger ale, mead, various sauces, baked goods and candy, used as a spice in various dishes or as a mulling spice. Sliced and pickled ginger may also be eaten as a snack or garnish, most commonly with sushi.