A spice with grand annotations, it has a resplendent history bedecked with world-famous records like the writings of Confucius (450 B.C. China), to mentions in the Holy Koran ( 600 A.D. Arabia), both of which chronicle its exceptional abilities. Its European history is of special significance, where it became wildly popular about 1100 years ago. One of the first few spices to be recognised in the area, European culture began using it daily with common table ingredients like salt and pepper. Ginger’s remarkable health-giving properties made it a weapon against the plague in Europe, and soon it began to be considered an item of the Renaissance trade by medieval spice manufacturers.