Fresh Ginger is a plant with leafy stems and yellowish green flowers. This spice comes from the roots of the plant. This is native to warmer parts of Asia, such as China, Japan, and India, but now is grown in parts of South American and Africa. Fresh Ginger is also now grown in the Middle East to use as medicine and with food. This is commonly used for many types of nausea and vomiting. It's also used for menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, diabetes, migraine headaches, and other conditions. In foods and beverages, ginger is used as a flavouring agent.