Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale, is a perennial herb native to tropical Asia. The root of the plant is used for medicinal purposes. Ginger has been traditionally used to help alleviate nausea, vomiting and morning sickness, it's also believed to have antiemetic properties. It is also traditionally used to help reduce muscle pain and soreness and to help improve overall circulation. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce pain and inflammation, it's also believed to have antioxidant properties. It is also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis, it's also believed to have expectorant properties.