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Ginger is frequently used in cooking, but I like to make a decoction with it and sip it along with other beneficial herbs. Ginger is warming and has a pleasant aroma. It is a popular choice to help cure nausea, whether caused by motion, or pregnancy and helps with digestion. However, ginger is generally not recommended for pregnant women, especially in large amounts. Better to not use it if you are pregnant or, at the very least, talk to your doctor first.
Ginger has been used to ease menstrual and menopausal problems. It is said to help reduce strokes and heart problems by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol. Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties helps ease arthritis discomfort. It may also help shrink tumors and, thanks to its help with nausea, is said to be beneficial to those going through chemotherapy or other medical treatments that might result in upset stomach.