Contractions. - Zing. Zng.

Zingiber officinale. Nat. ord., Zingiberaceae.

Ginger. For. names: German, Ingiwer; French, Gingembre; Italian, Zenzero; Spanish, Gengibre.

Habitat. - Hindostan. Cultivated in East and West Indies.

Part employed. - The scraped and dried rhizome as imported.

Characters. - Irregular-lobed decorticated pieces, 3 or 4 inches long, sub-compressed, yellowish-white but not chalky on the surface, with a short mealy fracture, hot taste, and agreeable aroma. Powder yellowish-white.

Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - New Provings, Philadelphia, 1866.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.