8. GINGER – The use of ginger in cooking and as a medicine is very wide spread. When it comes to quelling the queasiness of motion sickness, ginger has no equal say herbalists. In fact, researchers have demonstrated that ginger beats dimenhydrate, the main ingredient in motion sickness drugs such as Dramamine, for controlling symptoms of seasickness and motion sickness. Ginger stimulates saliva flow and digestive activity, settles the stomach, relieves vomiting, eases pain from gas and diarrhoea, and is effective as an anti-nausea remedy. This aromatic herb also helps lower cholesterol. Herbalists have also found it to be useful as a pain reliever. Fresh Ginger goes with: Asian greens, basil, beef, chicken, chillies, coconut milk, coriander leaves, crab, cumin, duck, eggplant, figs, fish, shellfish, fish sauce, garlic, green beans, kiwifruit, lemon grass, limes, mint, mushrooms, onions, pork, rice vinegar, rice wine, shellfish, soy sauce, spring onions, tamarind, turmeric, yoghurt. Ground Ginger goes with: almonds, aniseed, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, honey, nutmeg, raisins, treacle, and lamb shanks.