Ginger is the go to root for me. It is used as medicine and cooking. The easiest way to use it is to slice a few pieces from the root and simmer it in water. The longer you simmer it the hotter it gets. Enjoy this with some honey. It is effective remedy for nausea, motion sickness and it is warming and de-congesting. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. I used to juice massive amounts of ginger root. I would freeze the juice in small container. As needed, I would defrost a container and add a teaspoon to water to make a tea. Save the pulp for stir-fry. Sometimes if a client has poor circulation, it is helpful to add ginger juice to a basin of hot water and soak a towel in it. Remove excess water and lay the towel over their back before doing healing work. When you feel a chill in your body, you can use ginger in your bath water. It will increase circulation and perspiration. When used in a bath, you could buy powdered ground ginger from an Indian grocery store. Before bathing, use Vaseline on tender areas of your body. Ginger bath water is HOT HOT HOT. Sit back, relax, soak and enjoy a cup of hot ginger tea.