Ginger can reduce flatulence
If you find yourself a little gassy, sip on ginger tea or chew some peeled raw ginger. You can also add a slice or two to bean dishes, which may reduce your flatulence.
Ginger relieves pain
Studies suggest that taking ginger at the first sign of a migraine can help tamp down the pain, as the herb may help block inflammatory hormones. Other studies have shown ginger may help treat arthritis. In one, people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experienced less pain and swelling when they took powdered ginger daily compared with those who didn’t.
Ginger may help prevent cancer
Ginger may have some cancer-fighting properties, according to several studies. In one, researchers found that ginger caused ovarian cancer cells to die. Another study found that gingerroot supplements reduced inflammation in the colon.