Clinically proved as prophylactic of nausea and vomiting associated with motion, sickness, sea sickness and pregnancy. Known for its gastrointestinal benefits and as an anti inflamatory and carminative. It is useful in bronchitis, colds, congestion, diarrhea, flu, headache, nausea, rheumatism, sore throat. It is also used as an adjunct to many tonic and stimulating remedies.
No doubt about it, the intestinal "flu" is the pits. There is nothing like being stuck at home all feverish and losing it from both ends. In case you didn't know, bouts with this particular form of hell on earth are in fact caused by bacteria, viruses, and in some cases, protozoa. Many of the worst sorts of intestinal flu come to us from the tropics; therefore, we will defer to the people from those regions and use what they find best for the problem. Two of my favorite names for tropical intestinal stomach maladies are 'Montezuma's revenge' and 'Delhi belly'. Both involve spending a lot of time in the bathroom, usually during your trip and for some while after you get home. As there are less painful ways to lose weight, people from Mexico and India use ginger to treat both conditions.