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Ginger has been used as a medicinal plant for a long time [1]. 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 [2]. The chemical properties of ginger are responsible for its health benefits. The primary health producing chemicals are gingerols and shangols [3]. 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 [4]) and health.

Sources
  1. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/ginger
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844617300451
  3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814617311998
  4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210803317300696