No spectacle ginger entertains a revered role in ancient ayurvedic treatment as an appetite stimulus and digestive support. It serves as a carminative (prevents flatulence) and an intestinal spasmolytic (relieves the intestinal tract).
Current research advocates its effectiveness as a safe therapy for trip sickness, nausea, and vomiting in pregnant women. Ginger also has an analgesic (pain-killing) effect on the joints. Gingerols, the potent anti-inflammatory blend found in ginger, seems to ease pain and improve the mobility of osteoarthritis and people living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Intake of fresh, thinly shredded root ginger in boiling water has a warming action on the upper respiratory tract, producing a calming home cure for colds, flu, and coughs.