Ginger is a well known spice and flavoring agent which has also been used in traditional medicine in many countries. This large seasonal plant is cultivated in Southeast Asia and China, India, and some parts of Africa. Ginger, a source of valuable phytonutrients, is characterized as having an aromatic odor and a pungent taste. The part of the ginger plant that is used is the root. The flat surfaces of the rhizome are removed, leaving the remains of the underground stem. Ginger contains essential oils including gingerol and zingiberene. It also contains pungent principles such as zingerone, gingerol and shogaol. For centuries, in Ayurvedic and Tibetan systems of medicine, ginger has been used in the management of headache, nervous diseases, nausea, and vomiting. Ginger has been noted to treat migraine headaches without side-effects. In addition, it is also recommended in the management of rheumatic disorders and muscular pain.