Spp. Zingiber officinale
Heating, stimulating, and drying. Carminative, diaphoretic, cardiotonic, expectorant, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, diuretic, and antioxidant.
Ginger powder is a great way to warm up a dish and some even say it can help warm up your body. It is said to help relieve indigestion, nausea, and vomiting as well as stimulate digestion. It seems to stimulate blood flow, and has been often used to relieve menstrual cramps and promote menses. In the past ginger has been used to help inhibit platelet aggregation. It also is said to contain antiviral properties which are potentially useful for flus, colds, and viral gastroenteritis also said to aid in reducing fevers.