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.