Ginger's Latin name is Zingiber officinale Roscoe, perennial herb. Ginger root has a long history of being used as a necessary spice and medicine in India and China.
As spice, it is widely used in many kinds of food. It can remove bad smell of sea food and mutton. Also, ginger can be made into candy, tea, cookies, wine, and so on.
Chinese Pharmacopoeia says that Ginger can treat cold, stop vomiting, reduce phlegm, and relieve coughing.
Some researches found that ginger can relieve nausea caused by pregnant, motion sickness, chemotherapy and operation.