Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, or as a juice or oil. Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhoea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Other uses of ginger include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain. Ginger extracts have been shown to have both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour effects on cells. The oil made from ginger can be applied to the skin to relieve pain caused due to burns. One of the chemicals in ginger is also used as an ingredient in laxative, anti-gas, and antacid medications.