Ginger is a pungent and spicy root that is hailed as one of the greatest traditional root herb of culinary and medicinal importance. Ginger composes novel phytochemical compounds and holds a special place in many traditional medicines - including Indian and Chinese - for its disease preventing and health promoting properties.
It contains health benefiting essential oils such as gingerol, zingerone and shogaol among a host of others. Gingerols increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Furthermore, it also holds a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.