Ginger is a very versatile plant that is often used as an ingredient in cakes, lebkuchen and biscuits, but is also used in curries or marinades for fish and other meats. In Asian cooking, ginger is often used in soups, fish or vegetable dishes as well as aromatic teas. Ginger sweets are also very popular, such as crystallised ginger or ginger chocolate.
Ginger has also been used to great success as a medicine to cure nausea and sickness as well as alleviating inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Furthermore, ginger can be applied externally as it has a soothing effect in the treatment of wounds.