Ginger is an herb that has a lot of beneficial medicinal uses, especially as a tea used to treat stomach issues. Some of the stomach issues it helps include morning sickness, colic, motion sickness and nausea.
Ginger tea is also helpful for pain relief, arthritis, menstrual pain and muscle soreness. Sipping ginger tea also has some beneficial effects on respiratory tract infections, bronchitis and cough, as well as chest pain, stomach pain and lower back issues. Aside from health benefits, some people drink ginger tea for only the herbal flavor. Ginger is sold in many forms, including whole, dried and powdered.