Ginger

I love eating crystalized ginger just as a snack once in a while. I have included some favorite recipes using ginger and will continue to add more as I try them.

If you have a problem with nausea like I do you should try Gravol Ginger. I always make sure I have 'Gravol Ginger' a non-drowsy anti-nauseant soft chewable lozenges made from certified organic ginger. They are great for nausea and upset stomach and they don't make you drowsy or dizzy life normal Gravol. I have some in my purse as well in case of motion sickness. They are o.k. for kids 6 yrs. and over and adults.

GROWING GINGER -
Although it takes a bit of time to harvest it is fairly easy to grow and very rewarding.
Fresh ginger is a great addition to stir-fry cooking and is also useful for a variety of home-made remedies. This article explains a simple method for growing ginger indoors.
Purchase fresh ginger root from a grocery store or market. Soak your ginger overnight in warm water. Prepare a 14 inch (35.6 cm) wide and 12 inch (30.5 cm) deep pot with potting soil, the loose kind that doesn't pack down when it's watered, and enrich it with plenty of compost. Make sure the pot drains very well. A pot this size can comfortably hold about three pieces of ginger.
Plant the pieces just below the surface of the soil, spacing the pieces evenly apart.
Put the pot in an area with light shade at a temperature of 75-85*F. Cooler temperatures will stunt the plants' growth, since ginger is from hot Asia.
Water lightly at first, then more heavily when shoots appear. Keep the plants dry in winter while they're dormant.
In 10-12 months the plant will be mature and 2–4 feet (0.6–1.2 m) high.
Dig up new sprouts that appear in front of the main plants and either replant them somewhere else (they will form new rhizomes) or use them. ....this information from Wikihow.

GINGER IS GOOD FOR YOU -
Ginger, the spice that puts a kick in your favorite foods, has been a go-to medicine for eons, being used to treat ailments such as colds, motion sickness, and arthritis pain. Now, it looks like the spice can lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, Iran.
The research team studied 88 people with type 2 diabetes. The volunteers, all of whom had been living with diabetes for at least 10 years, were randomly given either 3 daily one-gram capsules of ginger powder or 3 identical-looking sham capsules, in addition to their regular diabetes meds. Those who took the ginger capsules saw a significant decrease in blood sugar after 8 weeks. This may not work for everyone but it is proven that ginger is a healthy food and it would be of value to add it to your diet.