Ginger, with its flavor and zest, is a popular spice with a long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects. Ginger has been used to help support healthy digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few.
How does this happen? By killing the harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines that could disrupt the balance of beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract.