Ginger is great in chutneys, jams, Asian food, candied ginger, pickled ginger. LINK
In the summer time, I put some chopped root into water with fruits or cucumber, cilantro, and have a refreshing drink. Ginger is fantastic as a tea or in tea. I make a tea using ginger, blueberries, honey, and cinnamon. I like to eat it raw. Candied ginger is my favorite candy. Pickled ginger is amazing with sushi and Asian food!
Ginger tablets are used for nausea or motion sickness. If you are queasy, there is a reason folks recommend ginger ale. What you really want is the tablet. It is as effective as dramamine.