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"Ginger root contains many healing properties and can be used in a variety of brews including Beautification Potion."
Ginger is used in cooking as a highly-flavoured spice. It is also used in Ginger Newts.


Ginger roots are used as part of the Wit-Sharpening Potion.[1]

Ginger is added to drinks. Hermione Granger in a "The Three Broomsticks" drinks Butterbeer with ginger.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • "Ginger" is also a sometimes derogatory term for people with red hair and freckles. Scabior, Fenrir Greyback, and a drunk man on Tottenham Court Road all referred to Ron Weasley by this term.
  • Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. Mature ginger roots are fibrous and nearly dry. Ginger also has several medical uses such as treating stomach issues, the common cold,and aches and pains.[3]


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