Health Benefits â€¢ Sukku powder is an effective cure for pain, sore throat, cold, and cough. â€¢ It is used to treat nausea. â€¢ Ginger's therapeutic properties help stimulate blood circulation, cleanse the bowels and kidneys, remove toxins from the body and nourish the skin. Culinary Uses â€¢ Sukku powder is used in making spices and masalas, which are used in gravies, curries, marinades, stews etc. â€¢ It is combined with cardamom, cinnamon, fennel and cloves to make tea masala, which is brewed along with tea to get a strong flavour. â€¢ It is commonly used to flavour gingerbreads. â€¢ Sukku powder is also used in certain foods given to pregnant women. â€¢ A special tea made out of Sukku powder, along with other spices like pepper and coriander seeds, is very famous in southern states such as Tamilnadu and Kerala. Known as sukku kaapi, it is a perfect drink for cold winter mornings, although many prefer it over coffee and tea in the summers too.