The Health Benefits Of Ginger 02/23/2011 07:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011 319 Health This multitasking spice fights cramps, soothes sore muscles, and calms cranky winter skin. 1 of 4 Achy Muscle Aid Ginger's warming essential oil improves circulation and blood flow, making it an ace at relieving tired muscles. Try this soak, from Leah Sherman, a naturopathic physician in Portland, Oregon: Grate 4 tablespoons fresh ginger, and seal it in a cotton bag; place bag under running bathwater. More from Health.com: Get Flawless Skin Naturally Quick Cures for Tummy Troubles 10 Ways to Get Rid of PMS Share this slide: More: Diet And Nutrition Nutrition Ginger Health Benefits FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.