Most herbal medicines that you’ll find in the market will have a hint of ginger powder in it. For centuries, Ayurveda has used ginger root for everything- form treating digestive issues to headaches, but only recently scientists have been able to recognize its clinical and medicinal properties. Dry ginger powder is widely used in the kitchen to add flavor and aroma. Ginger contains natural oils known as gingerols that reduce inflammation and pain. Anti-inflammatory benefits of gingerols can help soothe irritated skin. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its purposes. The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.