Ginger has been used to treat nausea, vomiting, headaches, chest congestion, cholera, colds, diarrhea, stomachache, rheumatism, and nervous diseases. Ginger is a proven anti-nausea, anti-motion sickness remedy that matches or surpasses drugs such as Dramamine.
Ginger helps prevent migraine headaches and osteo-arthritis. It relieves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It acts as an anti-thrombotic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Ginger also, has anti-depressant, anti-diarrheal and is a strong antioxidant and cancer preventative.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties similar to those found in acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin. But the spice has none of the potential side effects of those drugs like heart complications, bleeding, or liver toxicity.