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Ginger - Cultivation and Use

Prashant Kaushik

Universitat Politècnica de València

A pioneering researcher in plant science, Dr. Kaushik obtained his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, and a post Ph.D. from Nagano University, Japan. He is on the editorial boards of several journals including Plants, Sustainability, and Genetic Resources, and has published close to 100 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests concern vegetable and crop improvement under climate change as well as the effects of bioinoculants.


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Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is a herbaceous perennial from the Zingiberaceae family whose rhizomes are used as a seasoning. It is extensively used as a spice as well as in traditional medicine in many cultures. Ginger has been used in traditional medicine to treat nausea and vomiting after surgery, dizziness, menstrual discomfort, arthritis, and to avoid morning sickness. It has also been used to prevent morning sickness. Ginger has also been used to aid in weight reduction as well as to avoid motion sickness and seasickness, among other things. Ginger flourishes in a warm, humid environment, and it may be grown anywhere from sea level to an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. In both rainfed and irrigated environments, ginger may be cultivated successfully. During the last few decades, ginger researchers have made significant advances in the fields of medicine, food production, and plant culture, among other areas. Readers, students, and researchers will find this book a valuable resource.

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Prashant Kaushik

Universitat Politècnica de València

Prashant Kaushik has obtained several degrees and qualifications such as B.Sc (Hons.) in Agriculture, Post Graduate Diploma in Floriculture and Landscaping, M.Sc. in Vegetable Science, MBA in Production and Operation Management, PhD in Biotechnology from Spain and Post Doctorate from Japan. He has worked as a bioinformatician and researcher with universities and vegetable seed companies. He has published close to 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals like Plants, Sustainability, Genetic Resources, etc. and reviewer/referee for around 50 journals. His research applies conventional, biotechnological, and genomics approaches for crop improvement concerning aspects like climate change, nutritional quality, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, etc. He is also interested in studying the effects of boinoculants (AMF, PSB, etc.). Currently, he is an adjunct researcher with three pioneer research institutes.

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