You can use it in soups, stir-fry, curies, or anything you'd use ginger-like flavors for spices...be careful, a small amount has a kick to it! You can also use it in your NutriBlast. According to the Natural Medicines database, studies show that up to 2.2g/day can help with arthritis! Food/drug interactions may occur if taking blood thinners/anticoagulants. Everyone is different so just alert your Dr. to this and he/she can help monitor it's effectiveness and can adjust as needed.