Already well known in cooking, ginger has many benefits that can be enjoyed by taking it as a dietary supplement.
Among them are stimulating and energising properties.
Another interesting benefit is that ginger is known to help reduce motion sickness, be it car sickness or seasickness, by calming nausea.
Ginger has also been known for thousands of years as a relief for all common ailments, whether it be headaches, colds or coughs.
It is also touted as having an aphrodisiac effect, but no scientific proof has been provided.
The Botanical Minute
Ginger is a flowering plant of Asian origin.
It is the root of this plant, called the rhizome, which is used as a spice and in food supplements.
It was one of the first spices to be exported from Asia.