Sukku | Dry Ginger – The dried ginger is called Sukku. lt is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root is widely used as a spice and as traditional medicine. It is really a great thing that our ancestors have combined the food along with this medicine. The ginger plant has a thick, branched rhizome (underground stem) with a brown outer layer and yellow center that has a spicy, citrusy aroma. Every year, it grows pseudostems (false stems made of tightly wrapped leaf bases) from the rhizome which bear narrow leaves. Dry ginger is called sukku in Tamil and sonth in Hindi. Dry ginger has been used in home remedies for centuries. It is available in actual solid form as well as in powdered form in most of the supermarkets now.