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Also, roughly where in the world are you? Different regions will lead us to different answers.
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The plant is called wild ginger because the rhizome tastes and smells similar to ginger root, but the two are not particularly related. However, the FDA warns against consuming Asarum, as it is nephrotoxic and contains the potent carcinogen aristolochic acid.
Culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a very different plant:
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.
It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear pale yellow with purple flowers and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots. Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, to which also belong turmeric (Curcuma longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Invasive plants are Earth's way of insisting we notice her medicines.
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