Ginger root has a hot and vibrant, yet pleasing flavor. The exquisite flavor has made it popular in most cuisines of the world. In India, garlic and ginger are often minced together to form the basis of vegetable and meat curry dishes. Ginger is excellent in stir frys and in teas. Unpeeled, fresh root lasts for up to six weeks in the fridge. Ginger is an excellent digestive and aphrodisiac. Ginger has the ability to cure nausea and is good for rheumatism. A knob of fresh ginger added to tea is believed to relieve sore throats and head colds.