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Fingerroot: A flavorful spice bursting with benefits

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  • Other names for fingerroot include Chinese keys, krachai-dang, temu kunci and Chinese ginger
  • Fingerroot has been traditionally used to help alleviate certain ailments and provide flavors to dishes. Studies show that it may deliver antimicrobial, aphrodisiac and anticancer effects
  • Fingerroot is best grown in sunny and well-lit areas. Harvest mature rhizomes four to five months after planting

Fingerroot (boesenbergia rotunda) is a type of rhizome from the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. Many people across Asia consider this a valuable addition to meals and potential remedy for certain sicknesses. If you're curious about what this vibrant spice has to offer and how you can grow it at home, read this guide.

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