The ginger is commonly sold in the supermarkets, often looks just like the stomach. So it is intersting that one of the biggest benefits is ading digestion. The Chinese have been using it for 2000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further. Tests on mice at the University of Minnesota found injecting the chemical that gives ginger its flavor slowed down the growth rate of bowel tumors.