Ginger is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome,
ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is well known as a remedy for travel s
ickness, nausea and indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel,
loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps,
dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and
gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps.