great for colds, I have been using variations of this ever since I lived with an indian family in Toronto.
I posted this because I have on heck of a cold right now and am living on it
To make a tea, add 1 heaping teaspoon of grated fresh gingerroot to 1 cup of boiled water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
If you use dried ginger powder use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger per cup. add to the hot water and stir