Dried, ground ginger
Dried ginger is a warming spice, contributing the pungent taste. It helps pacify Vata and Kapha and increases Pitta. It is included in many Maharishi Ayurveda formulations because of its healing properties. It is useful in aiding digestion, enhancing appetite, pacifying stomach disorders and maintaining joint health and respiratory system health.
Dried ginger imparts zest to vegetable and lentil dishes. Add with other spices during cooking, or sauté in ghee and add to dishes. It has a very concentrated flavor and a little goes a long way. It is used extensively in baking and in desserts in combination with other spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.