Ginger is a rhizome, an underground stem, of a tropical plant. This is dry ginger ginger has a long history of use for digestive problems as well as for rheumatic complaints. It’s very soothing to the stomach, it’s a very good remedy for nausea and motion sickness and it also has an antiinflammatory effect. It can be very useful for arthritis and all sorts of other inflammatory conditions. It’s a warming spice it makes you sweat. I use fresh ginger which I grate into stirfries. I like pickled ginger, the kind you get with sushi,.