Ginger is commonly used for stomach issues. Great for motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea caused by HIV/AIDS treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Great for tooth ache, pain relief from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, menstrual pain, and other conditions. Used to pour on the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns. Ginger extract is also applied to the skin to prevent insect bites.