Ginger is one of the best known and oldest spices in the world. Originally used primarily for it's medicinal properties it's now used in both sweet and savory dishes as well as drinks.
According to Webmd Ginger may reduce nausea and inflamation.
Peppery and warm in flavor ginger is a key ingredient in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indian cuisines. Ginger is good in cookies, cakes, stews, soups, curry, vegetables, beef, pork or chicken dishes. Ginger is also excellent with fruit.
Ground ginger, also known as ginger powder comes in a one ounce packet or about a 1/4 cup.