Ginger is a potent flavor in most Indian dishes — even tea.
Primarily, ginger aids digestion. Ginger stimulates appetite, relieves nausea, limits flatulence, and reduces acidity. To aid digestion, sprinkle a thin slice of fresh ginger with lemon juice and salt, and eat one half an hour before a meal.
It also combats nausea and dizziness due to motion sickness. Older people, who can be unsteady on their feet, particularly benefit from ginger’s steadying influence.
Being anti-inflammatory, ginger lessens chronic pain. Ginger oil massage has been proved to ease muscle aches as well as joint swelling and pain rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger minimizes symptoms of the common cold, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. It is often included in herbal decongestant blends for sinusitis, sore throat, and other respiratory complaints.