For a long time ginger has been used as a medicinal herb. It reduces inflammation, aids digestion, improves cardiovascular health and eases aches and pains. It also helps clean the kidneys and bowels to remove toxins and eases morning sickness, nausea and motion sickness.Ginger is also used as a cooking spice and many Asian dishes contain this spicy herb. Ginger warms the body and helps to fight fevers. Historically people have used this herb to ward off diseases like the plague because it makes people sweat when they eat the root.