How Healthy Is Ginger, Anyway? – Healthy Eats
In Asia, India and the Middle East, ginger root has long been used as an herbal medicine as well as a spice. In China, it has, for thousands of years, been used as a digestive aid and a method of treating an upset stomach, diarrhea and nausea. In fact, in various parts of the world, it has been used to treat everything from arthritis and heart disease to headaches, the common cold and even menstrual cramps.