Ginger powder is ground from dried ginger root and contains all the fiber of the ginger root. Sprinkle it in smoothies or fresh juices, or use it to flavor stir-fry dishes, soups and stews. Substitute dried ginger powder directly for whole fresh ginger in recipes by using 1/8 teaspoon of ginger powder per tablespoon of fresh ginger.
Ginger is often recommended for nausea and an upset stomach. It increases digestive juices, thereby helping with digestion and absorption of food. Ginger is also detoxifying and is said to boost the immune system and improve circulation.