The medicinal uses of ginger have been known for at least 2,000 years in cultures all around the world. Although it originated in Asia, ginger is valued in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean, among other regions.
The most commonly used medicinal part of the plant is the rhizome, the root-like stem that grows underground. Ginger actually has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just several of its more than 40 pharmacological actions.
Ginger Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties which makes it a valuable tool for pain relief. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties no doubt make it beneficial for many chronic inflammatory diseases including cancer.