One of the most popular hot aromatic spices, ginger is obtained from the root Zingiber officinale, a plant indigenous to southern China. Ginger has long been used in Ancient Chinese herbal medicine to purge the body of colds and viruses, as a stimulating tonic for digestive disorders and to reduce nervousness. Its natural properties support the immune system and studies show that ginger can lower cholesterol levels by reducing cholesterol absorption in the blood and liver. For centuries, ginger has been used as an essential ingredient in love rituals throughout Asia and the South Pacific. Originally introduced as an exotic condiment in Europe, ginger was used as a medicinal as well as to induce sexual desire. It is included in our TAO BLEND.