Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of nature’s warmers. It stokes the internal fire by stimulating cells to burn more oxygen. Cells are like tiny little fires: The more oxygen fuel they burn, the more heat they give off.
Ginger has long been recognized as a herb with warming properties, and is noted for its apparent ability to warm the body. As an anti-inflammatory circulatory tonic, ginger may provide relief from rheumatoid arthritis, joint or muscle pain.