Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.
Ginger is a flowering plant from China.
It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.
The rhizome (the part of the stem that grows below the ground) is the area most used as a spice. It is often called ginger root or simply ginger.
Ginger has a long history of use in different forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and fight the flu, as well as the common cold, to name a few uses.
Ginger may also be used to relieve nausea and vomiting after an operation and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Ginger has been shown to be effective against muscle pain caused during physical exercise.
There are studies that show that ginger is effective in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis, a very common health problem.
Ginger lowers blood sugar levels and improves several risk factors for heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes