Ginger is a popular herb used not only for cooking but also for its medicinal purposes. It is a staple in Chinese medicine and is estimated to be found in up to half of all Chinese medicine herbal recipes. In this context ginger is used as a buffer for stronger ingredients and is commonly consumed in herbal tea. Ginger tea is commonly recommended for morning sickness, motion sickness and nausea due to its soothing effects on the digestive system.
In addition to being used for settling the stomach, some herbalists use ginger for other purposes including for arthritis and cardiovascular health. It may also be used for its anti-inflammatory purposes. Nature's Sunshine ginger capsules contain 500 mg ginger rhizome per capsule. The rhizome, or root, is the part of the ginger plant that has all the medicinal value. Using ginger capsules as opposed to raw ginger or ginger tea allows you to exercise better control over the dosage of ginger that you are getting.