Dried ginger (Shunţhi), the taste (Rasa) is sharp and the property (Guna) is slightly oily. The rhizome is used. Dried ginger reduces the Vata and Kapha doshas. It can interfere with pitta.
Fresh ginger, on the other hand, has a sharp taste and the property is heavy, dry and also sharp. The difference is not very big, only the effect in the post-digestion is clearly different. Try it yourself. We think that the fresh ginger looks sweet and the dried ginger only looks hot. Ginger reduces Vata and Kapha, as mentioned, and with moderate consumption, Pitta is not increased. Ginger goes wonderfully with vegetable dishes, chutneys, as well as with desserts and baked goods.
Buy ground ginger, delivered from Switzerland.