Health properties of ginger have been known to humankind for a long time, but now its curative abilities are scientifically proven. This makes ginger one of emergency items (and essential foods!) advisable to keep at home at all times. Ginger fights infections and inflammations with the help of gingerol, a powerful element that blocks the expansion of certain bacteria.
A remedy made of a few pieces of raw ginger brewed in boiling water is all you need to fight off sore throat and bad cough. It is also a perfect solution against nausea and indigestion that usually accompany flu or cold.