Ginger is a aromatic, knotty looking, spicy, pungent and very versatile rhizome.  Its phytochemicals work wonders for the digestive tract…quells stomach upset and encourages the smooth muscles of the intestines the work and move along the food.  Ginger is known to calm the stomach and prevent vomiting due to many conditions.. pregnancy, dizziness, motion sickness, vertigo and chemotherapy induced nausea.

Gingers phytochemicals are superb anti-inflammatories helping with arthritis pain and rheumatoid arthritis.   For those who like some technical details, Zingibain and other phytochemical compounds in Ginger reduce inflammation.  Zingibain is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks down proteins and reduces inflammation by inhibiting some of the bodies chemical processes which cause inflammation.

Ginger is a natural blood thinner by inhibiting substances that thicken the blood.  Gingers benefits are many and not the least is that spices up many dishes.  Ginger also has an essential oil.

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