Ginger has long been used as a health remedy for years. The 18 chemicals contained in the root of the Earth-grown plant help the body fight off infections and settle nausea as it arises. Alpha-pinene, one of the plants' many chemicals, is used to â€œeffectively loosen mucus within bronchial tubes;â€ Beta-carotene â€œprotects the body against free radical damage and reduces the risk of cancer;â€ Caffeic acid â€œlimits pain and inflammation and improves the motility of the intestines;â€ and Farnesol â€œdestroys the cells of malignant growths or tumors.â€
Ginger roots can be cut up and used in many forms, including liquid, it can also be frozen and last for quite some time. Generations of Blacks have found it much easier to keep Ginger ale on hand to sooth stomachaches, nausea and indigestion.