Fresh is best but the powder is great too. Known for calming an upset stomach as the mother's digestion settles and is well known to alleviate nausea. Supportive of lactation, it’s shown to be helpful in easing colic in newborns. It contains zingibain, a digestive enzyme that is supportive of a baby’s immature gut. Many of us are aware of its soothing and warming abilities in tea and food.