Ginger has been called the “universal remedy”. It is a potent antioxidant which has anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial activity. It is an excellent source of plant nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Ginger can stimulate circulation and in Asian medicine has been used to dispel stagnated conditions. It is easy to grate fresh ginger root to add to many dishes. Ginger root can also be steeped in water and drunk as a tea to promote perspiration which benefits the immune system.