Ginger is a root that belongs to the same family as turmeric and cardamom (yeah, we had to look that one up too). It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as nausea, inflammation, and respiratory issues.
Ginger contains compounds which have anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps with digestion by increasing the production of digestive juices. This means that if you suffer from bloating or indigestion, ginger could be your answer.