Ginger is a flowering plant whose root is widely used as a spice and as medicine. It is a perennial which grows about a meter tall and has narrow leaf blades. Ginger originated from Southeast Asia, and is now an entirely cultivated plant - it does not exist in the wild. Its name derives from the Sanskrit word “srngaveram” which means “horn body”, which describes the shape of its root. 
Ginger root was one of the first spices exported from the Orient, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans.
Ginger root has a very long history of use in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, particularly for digestion, respiration and the joints. In the 1800s western medical texts recognized ginger as both a stimulant and an anti-nausea remedy.  
Modern herbal texts still recognize ginger root as a stimulant, much like cinnamon and mustard seed.  
To relieve nausea, I have personally used ginger root tea several times and was astonished at its effectiveness. In 2014, the European Medicines Agency released their final assessment on ginger, confirming its well-established use in preventing nausea and vomiting.
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