Ginger has been used as a medicinal plant for a long time . It's grown as a rhizome root that is consumed in a plain root, powdered, and tea forms. It is used for many issues such as flu and cold, migraines, hypertension, headaches, and nausea . The chemical properties of ginger are responsible for its health benefits. The primary health producing chemicals are gingerols and shangols . They help fight oxidation which deteriorates harm to cells. In addition to that ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anticancerous and antimicrobial properties. All of this makes ginger a key plant to use for both taste (recognized as a generally safe food ingredient (GRAS) by the FDA ) and health.