(Zingiber officinale) - One of the better known roots is the ginger root. This stimulating herb is warming to the system. In her book '10 Essential Herbs' author Lalitha Thomas describes the properties: "The major active ingredients in ginger are terpenes (quite similar to the chemical action of turpentine) and an oleo-resin called ginger oil. These two, and other active ingredients in ginger, provide antiseptic, lymph-cleansing, circulation-stimulating, and mild constipation relief qualities along with a potent perspiration-inducing action that is quite effective in cleansing the system of toxins." Traditionally used to relieve pregnant women of nausea, these roots may be just what your looking for... this is just the beginning.. Do your research to find out if you can benefit from ginger tea.