Ginger provides health benefits
Ginger, associated with gingerbread cookies and holiday goodies, has many health benefits. Ginger has been used to treat motion sickness and to control nausea for many years. Now research has revealed other health benefits. Studies show specific plant chemicals in ginger root also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The studies suggest that ginger can prevent chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, and reduce exercise induced joint pain. Ginger is even being studied for colon cancer prevention in people at high risk for colorectal cancer.