Ginger Root Zingiber officinale
For nausea, It is frequently used to settle a queasy stomach, control vomiting and colic, ease morning sickness, motion sickness and seasickness (some research showed it to be even better than Dramamine). improve digestion and pep up the appetite, promote saliva production, combat dyspepsia, and relieve flatulent colic. It is also thought to be helpful for stomach cramps, alcoholic gastritis and hangover. Ginger has been used to cleanse the body of toxins through the skin by stimulating and increasing perspiration and has also been useful in breaking fevers. It is slightly diuretic and further cleanses the body by strengthening kidney function and increasing kidney filtration. Ginger is a natural blood thinner and may help to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and hardening of the arteries. As an effective expectorant, Ginger has been used to rid the body of mucus buildup in the sinuses, throat and lungs. For centuries, the Chinese have used Ginger as a drying herb to eliminate mucus and have used it for colds, diarrhea and coughs. Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties are said to help arthritis, bursitis and sprains. It inhibits the production of immune system components called cytokines, chemicals that create a long-term tendency toward inflammation and also stimulates blood circulation, offering pain relief, increased joint mobility, decreased swelling and morning stiffness. Other pain-killing benefits attributed to Ginger include treatment of migraine headaches, menstrual cramps and the cramping caused by constipation.