Dried ginger is nothing but fresh ginger which undergoes a drying process before being used. This dried ginger is then powdered in a mixer to obtain dried ginger powder. It’s a fine off whitish powder which has a strong aroma and slightly pungent flavor.
Dried ginger powder is used in making spices and masalas which are used in gravies, curries, marinades, stews etc. Dried ginger powder is combined along with cardamom, cinnamon, fennel and cloves to make masala tea powder which is used in brewed teas. It is commonly used to flavour gingerbreads. Dried Ginger powder is also used in certain food preparations particularly for expecting women and feeding mothers.
Dried Ginger powder is an effective cure for indigestion, sore throat, cold and cough. It is used to treat nausea. Ginger’s therapeutic properties help stimulate blood circulation, cleanse the bowels and kidneys, remove toxins from the body and nourish the skin. It is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory problems