Speaking of ginger –
Slice a small piece of fresh ginger. Dunk it in common salt and chew on it. Helps work up a good appetite if consumed an hour or two before lunch.
When feeling tired or feverish, the following recipe does a good job of bringing taste back.
Grate raw ginger. Squeeze in a goodish amount of fresh lemon juice. Add a spoonful of sugar. A dash of salt. (Rock salt if possible). Mix the lot with a spoon and let it stand for a while.
Small spoonfuls savored every hour or so, are refreshing. You can skip the sugar in case of diabetes.
Refrigerate if made in large quantities. Use within a day or two.