Ginger is a calming and soothing flavour with a touch of a bite to it that helps to keep you alert and calm. Ginger is commonly used to help an upset stomach, motion or travel sickness or general low-grade fevers. It is also excellent for nausea and for warming you up when you feel cold. Ginger is reputed to help ward off colds or improve your recovery time. Other benefits of ginger include: digestive aid, circulation booster, flatulence, colic or indigestion relief, blood sugar reduction, increases perspiration, soothes menstrual pain, helps reduce sinusitis and throat soreness. Tea is the most gentle form of consuming ginger. From wikiHow.