Feeling Queasy? Ginger Is a Proven Nausea Reliever
As another ancient health remedy, ginger has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. One of ginger’s most lauded qualities is its ability to relieve nausea. Many pregnant women swear by the root as the only way to beat the queasiness that comes with morning sickness. Chemotherapy patients who experience post-treatment nausea have had similarly positive results with ginger. And it isn’t just nausea; studies have found that ginger promotes healthy digestion all around, although it’s unclear how. Consuming the spice during or after a meal may help reduce gas and bloating. Sipping ginger tea can help with motion sickness and help settle your stomach after a big meal. There’s also some evidence that ginger may help relieve period cramps with the same effectiveness as other painkillers. The active ingredient in ginger has anti-inflammatory qualities that some early research suggests may help improve arthritis pain.