It is made from the root of the plant Zingiber officinale and its use is very versatile, not only as a spice, but also as tea. It is used in many dishes, with or without meat, such as soups and pottages. It adds a hot taste to the dishes and a specific, strong aroma because of its rich essential oil content. Aside for giving a boost to the taste, it helps improve the systemic circulation, especially in the limbs and it improves digestion and alleviates nausea and vomiting symptoms when travelling.