Ginger contains dozens of potent inflammation fighting substances known, these are phytonutrients called gingerols. There are around four hundred chemically active ingredients in Ginger & the resurgence of research into it is showing an increasing number of benefits. Traditionally it has been used for digestive complaints. It may protect the stomach from developing ulcers and is very effective against a range of parasites. Studies have shown that ginger may be helpful for headache & nausea. It also warms the body and therefore may help to fight a fever.