Ginger contains several hundred active compounds and has been used for centuries to relieve stomach distress, from gas and diarrhea to morning sickness and nausea. It’s also antispasmodic, which means it helps reduce cramping, and can help GI-tract blood flow, which promotes digestion. It has a whole host of other health benefits, too: It’s anti-inflammatory, boots your metabolism, and, because it’s a diaphoretic (it promotes sweating), can help lower a fever. Plus, it’s delicious.

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