Ginger is a tropical plant which is mostly flourished in southern Asia, Jamaica and Nigeria. It is commonly used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over two thousand years to treat number of health related problems, like stomach disorder, vomiting, diarrhea, motion sickness and rheumatism. Ginger is anti oxidant in nature.
In Chinese medicine, half of the prescription contains ginger in some or the other form. Basically, there are two forms of ginger; viz. fresh and dried. Fresh ginger are used to get relief from cold, vomiting and it weeps away toxic waste from our body. Whereas, dried ones are useful in stomach pain, rheumatism and cough. Ginger even decreases the risk of heart diseases by lowering the level of cholesterol. It is also beneficial to cure bowel infections. Ginger gives ease to soar throats, headaches, fevers and aches during flu. Other than herbal remedies ginger is also used as a common cooking spice and is found in a variety of foods and drinks, like ginger bread, ginger sticks, ginger tea; where ginger tea is known to have great refreshing properties.