Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose root is widely used as a spice or medicine. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. As an antioxidant, it can be used to combat oxidative stress. It is also used to treat nausea, dizziness, joint pain, dysmenorrhea, muscle pain, migraines, and hypotension.
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- Mashhadi, Nafiseh Shokri; Ghiasvand, Reza; Askari, Gholamreza; Hariri, Mitra; Darvishi, Leila; Mofid, Mohammad Reza (April 2013), "Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence", International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4 (Suppl 1): –36–S42, ISSN 2008-7802, PMC , PMID 23717767, retrieved Nov 9, 2016