Mums-to-be or sufferers of travel sickness should take note. A few drops of a ginger tincture in water or chopped raw ginger to chew on can do wonders for calming the digestive system and curing that sickness feeling. (And if you can't stomach it raw? Try ginger tea or a freshly-made juice for a tastier alternative).
Whether it's used to add spice to cooking or for relieving a stomach cramp, the best news is that a little goes a long way with this fragrant root. A couple of slices can transform a meal or a mug of hot water, plus you'll still reap the health benefits.
And if you simply love the smell? Here's a few of our favourite ginger-scented products:
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