Ginger Root is a capsule with a guaranteed natural potency of 1.5% essential oil, mainly gingerol and shogaol. Ginger has been traditionally used to treat stomach/gastrointestinal discomfort, indigestion, abdominal cramping, menstrual pain, seasickness, food poisoning, and more. Ginger also improves circulation and relaxes the muscles around blood vessels, aiding in the blood flow throughout the body. It can help lower LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.The beneficial part of ginger exsists in the root of the plant (otherwise known as rhizomes). Other forms of ginger include juice, candy, root, powder, etc. In China and India, ginger was used to cook with.