Ginger has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. One of the commonly known uses is to settle the stomach and reduce nausea, but it can be used for many other conditions. It will help reduce cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar levels and reduce pain and inflammation. It has some anticancer potential, especially colorectal, gastric, ovarian, liver, skin, breast, and prostate cancers. You can read a more in depth article in Medical News Today.
I have used it to great effect to reduce pain, following a fall. I have seen it help to reduce the pain associated with osteoporosis in an elderly patient.
I suggest using it regularly, in a tea, in a smoothie with pineapple or in your cooking. It makes a great addition to curries, coconut poached fish and stir-fries.