Dried powdered ginger is so easy to make yourself, and its fresh flavor really spices up baked goods. But did you know powdered ginger can also be made into a tincture to aid in indigestion and added to tea to help a sore throat? Starting with a really fresh piece of ginger is import an as it has the best flavor. Look for a piece of ginger root that snaps easily into two pieces, and does not show any fiber strands in between.
To make ginger tea take 1/4 tsp of dry ginger powder in a cup and add boiling water to it. This tea really helps soothe a sore throat.
To make a ginger tincture to aid in indigestion take a cup of unflavored vodka and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of ground dry ginger powder and pour it into a dark colored bottle. Cork it tightly, and leave it for about 45 days in a dark place away from sunlight. After 45 days, strain it to remove any ginger particles that may remain and store it in a new bottle. For adults, 10 drops with a bit of honey will settle the digestion.