WHAT IT IS: An aromatic, spicy flowering plant that grows from the rhizome in the soil and has traditionally been used for centuries in foods and teas.

BENEFITS: Ginger contains gingerols, an anti-inflammatory compound that can assist with nausea, travel sickness or digestive upset. The antiseptic properties can also help to reduce acne-causing bacteria from the skin and stimulate blood circulation for a healthy scalp and hair.