The ginger plant provides a spicy, fruity root that may boost the function of the inner ear, especially in cases where there is neck and shoulder stress, putting pressure on the inner ear (tinnitus/vertigo). Where chronic ear infections have existed ginger may increase circulation of immune factors to resist further infections. It may stimulate the appetite by allowing more saiva production, and bile and pancreatic enzymes to flow to the small intestines. It has properties that include protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, vit. A, B vitamins, and ascorbic acid that may relieve morning sickness, PMS, migraine headaches, and improve mental alertness. Ginger may help ease the symptoms of ulcers, jet lag, and indigestion. In cases where Dramamine and ginger were tested simultaneously, the ginger proved more effective in preventing motion sickness.