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For thousands of years, the ginger root has been revered as a culinary and medicinal wonder.  Whether baked in familiar treats like ginger snaps or gingerbread, or used to create the exotic flavors of the orient; there are few who don’t enjoy ginger’s legendary warmth.

Ginger, the herb, spice or candy is also known for its medicinal benefits. While we make no claims, oriental tradition and natural healers have suggested that ginger aids digestion, fights chills and restores the yang.  Ginger has a long tradition as treatment for nausea and motion sickness.