Used for nausea, motion sickness, joint and muscle pain, digestion, arthritis and much more.
Very few plants have more history than ginger. Native to South Asia, it quickly became one of the most important spices in the 16th and 17th centuries and was shipped throughout the New World. As one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicines, it is used to treat a number of conditions ranging from digestive upset to arthritis. The part used medicinally and in cooking is the underground stem, or rhizome, which is available in many forms.
Most research has concentrated on the use of ginger in treating nausea and vomiting, especially motion sickness. While not all positive, the majority of clinical trials show that ginger can decrease some of the symptoms of motion sickness, including sea sickness, when compared to a placebo and to some conventional antinausea drugs. Ginger products may also be of help in decreasing nausea caused by anesthetics (see adverse effects) and may be useful in morning sickness (see adverse effects). Large doses of ginger (greater than 5 g per day) may also be useful in treating joint and muscle pains.
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