Ginger is one of the oldest medicinal foods. Ayurvedic texts credit ginger as a "universal great medicine". An old indian proverb says that "everything good is found in ginger". Traditional Chinese medicine believes that ginger can "restores devastated Yang" and "expels cold".
Ginger & Turmeric really are a Wining Combination!
Ginger contains protein, carbohydrate and fatty acids. It also contain volatile oils that include compounds called curcumene and zingiberol, as well as natural pungent chemicals called gingerol and shogaol that give ginger its spicy flavour. Some of this compounds are biologically active and responsible for ginger's medicinal qualities.
Combined with Turmeric, the effects of ginger are multipled.