What is Ginger?
Originating in southern China, ginger has become the main ingredient in most Asian diets and is now used globally as a spice. The most important and commonly used part of the flowering plant is its rhizome, which is located in the root. Ginger root has been utilized as a main component of traditional medicine since as long as 5,000 years ago. Because of its health benefits, ginger was a highly traded commodity during the height of the Roman Empire, mostly traded from India. Europe quickly caught on and ginger became a product traded world-wide. 
What are the Health Benefits of Ginger?
Ginger has long been used in traditional medical practices to fight the common cold, the flu, nausea, and digestive issues. Gingerol, an oil extracted from the ginger root, promotes blood flow, fighting against inflammation. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory, gingerol works as an antioxidant as well. Multiple studies have been conducted regarding relieving the nausea of pregnant women. The studies have shown that ginger can be effective if women take between 1 and 1.5 grams daily. Medical patients in the process of chemotherapy or in post-surgery are often given ginger to prevent vomiting. Ginger is often implemented to alleviate the impacts of high blood sugar, general soreness, stomach pain, arthritis, indigestion, high cholesterol, as well as many other diseases.