A favourite for many, ginger provides not only an aromatic addition to cooking and baking, but is also a wonderful health food. Ginger has the potential to treat and relieve symptoms of several ailments including arthritis and rheumatism, indigestion, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and cancer, due to its rich phytochemical (plant-derived) compounds. It is also useful in treating conditions where inflammation is apparent. Furthermore, ginger has antimicrobial properties and can be used as a remedy for infectious illnesses. Ginger's positive effect on motion sickness is also well documented, proving useful in treating and preventing car sickness and seasickness. What a delicious way to stay healthy, thanks ginger!