Since the 1860s, Jamaica ginger had been widely sold at drug stores and roadside stands in two-ounce (57 g) bottles. In small doses, mixed with water, it was used as a remedy for headaches, upper respiratory infections, menstrual disorders, and intestinal gas. Also used to cure motion sickness, vertigo, morning sickness, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc. To relieve 'gas' and pretty much any ailment of the stomach, colon or digestive tract. Jamaican ginger was often mixed with a soft drink to improve the taste. Jamaican ginger is also used To add flavour and spice up foods, drinks and dishes such as cookies, buns, breads, sauces, marinades, juices.