Yep gingeroot. I manage it fine now, but at first when my throat was really burning and inflamed I put it in cucumber juice. I have read Joe's thread about the water and agree entirely. Tap water always made me feel bad. I see you have hiatus hernia listed. This ginger thing is an old remedy for that, so might just do the trick. Good luck if you are going to give it a try. Let me know how you get on if you do.