Ginger has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat nausea, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, coughing, and rheumatism.
Ginger root continues to be used today to provide relief for symptoms of motion sickness including sweating, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea.
Ginger has other uses including relieving arthritis pain, ulcerative colitis, menstrual discomfort, headaches, fevers from flu and colds, and sore throats. The muscles of the gastrointestinal tract can be strengthened by the use of garlic. Ginger is also used to provide relief of symptoms of arthritis.