Ginger Ginger is traditionally known as the stomach ache remedy. It has long been known to help alleviate gastrointestinal distress by helping relax and sooth the GI tract. In addition, it helps reduce nausea and vomiting. The anti-inflammatory compounds, gingerols, are the reason those suffering from arthritic conditions have felt some type of pain relief. To top it off, studies are now showing ginger to have anti-cancer properties and other immune-boosting and detoxification benefits.