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Ginger: An Ayurvedic Universal Medicine

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The Ayurvedic benefits of ginger are that when taken with rock salt it reduces Vata, with rock candy reduces Pitta and with honey reduces Kapha, helps with indigestion, increases appetite, sore throat, morning sickness, headache, fainting, stomach pain, has anti cancerous properties and helps fighting against seasonal allergies like cold, flu and cough.

Ginger a common kitchen spice which we use in almost every spicy dish we make. It gives an excellent spicy nature to any food. But do you know it can used to treat more than 10 common diseases that we see regularly! Ayurveda describes it as an Analgesic, Carminative, Antiemetic, Aphrodisiac, Aphoristic, Digestive, Expectorant, and Stimulant. This digestive friendly and wonder drug is described as a universal medicine by Ayurveda.

 Ayurvedic Benefits Of Ginger

 Tridosha Hara: When taken with rock salt it reduces Vata, with rock candy reduces Pitta and with honey reduces Kapha.

Indigestion: Mix ginger juice with water and cane sugar, boil it to syrup consistency — add saffron and powders of cardamom, nutmeg, and clove and preserve well. This ginger-jam, called Allaepauk, is useful in indigestion, flatulence, colic, vomiting, spasms, stomach and bowel pains with fever, colds, cough, asthma, and increasing Pachaka Agni (responsible for digestion).

Low Appetite: To increase appetite mix equal parts of ginger juice with lemon juice and rock salt, and take just before meals.

Sore Throat: For sore throat and laryngitis chew a fresh piece of ginger few times a day.

Morning Sickness and Vomiting: Take equal parts of ginger juice along with onion juice relieve nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.

Anti-cancerous properties: Some recent studies suggest that ginger has anti-cancerous properties and useful in ovarian and colon cancer especially.

Nervous Headache: Mix ginger juice with milk; let it dry use it as a snuff.

Stomach pain/Irritation: Mix dry ginger powder with asafoetida or make an infusion of dry ginger, and mix with 1-2 tbs. castor oil. It is also useful in painful menstruation.

Chronic Rheumatic Pain: For chronic rheumatic pain (Vayu or Kapha), colds and excess mucus take ginger powder tea before bed.

Headache: Make a paste of ginger and aloe gel or water, and apply to the head and take a nap or before evening sleep. You can use same paste for tooth aches too.

Fainting: In case of fainting, apply a thin paste of ginger and water to the eyelids, or place a mix of Sunti, black pepper and Pippalí under the nostrils in small pinches.

Seasonal Allergies: Last but not least ginger tea is best in fighting against seasonal allergies like cold, flu and cough.

This is not it, Ginger is used in most of the Ayurvedic medicines because of its health benefits. So, why wait! Grab a cup of ginger tea now.

Varalakshmi Yanamandra

Varalakshmi Yanamandra is young and highly driven Ayurvedic Physician. She graduated B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from one of the reputed colleges in Southern India. Now she started practicing Ayurvedic medicine at Ayurnilayam. She did excellent work on Childhood diseases, Female disorders, Digestive problems and other ailments like migraine, sinusitis. Her previous working experience with some of the best renowned Ayurvedic panchakarma Physicians from South India gave her insight into Ayurveda's unique procedures which she kept in to practice at Ayurnilayam,London. She is a full time member of APA(AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONERS ASSSOCIATION) UK.

Varalakshmi Yanamandra

Varalakshmi Yanamandra is young and highly driven Ayurvedic Physician. She graduated B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from one of the reputed colleges in Southern India. Now she started practicing Ayurvedic medicine at Ayurnilayam. She did excellent work on Childhood diseases, Female disorders, Digestive problems and other ailments like migraine, sinusitis. Her previous working experience with some of the best renowned Ayurvedic panchakarma Physicians from South India gave her insight into Ayurveda's unique procedures which she kept in to practice at Ayurnilayam,London. She is a full time member of APA(AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONERS ASSSOCIATION) UK.

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ZUHDI
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Ajit Patil
Ajit Patil 5pts

Great Love between U and Ginger....

Jnh Lifestyles
Jnh Lifestyles 5pts

Using this as tea. Works great with turmeric too and some pepper. They say it enhances the efficacy of turmeric 1000x with pepper. #jnhlifestyles

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

It's a great solution :)

Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

ihave ginger candy if stomach upset ... or making tea from fresh ginger root best

Rekha Aggarwal
Rekha Aggarwal 5pts

lyk ginger vry mch in any season.....evn I cnt hv tea widout dis.....

Pamela Woodard
Pamela Woodard 5pts

Thank you very informative. Would like to know how & how much to use juiced ginger & turmeric. Because of there effectiveness. I don't want to overdue being a diabetic. Also uses in the diabetic area.

Jaspreet Riar
Jaspreet Riar 5pts

Karamdeep Singh, check if you should take it with rock salt, rock candy or honey...Gurmeet Kaur

Juliana Pulido
Juliana Pulido 5pts

Ayurvedic Medicine is so Great! Ive being using Dr Deepak Chopra products for months and are just amazing! All based on ayurvedic medicine, all natural!

DK Arora
DK Arora 5pts

Good information for health.

Chandanee Sembhoo
Chandanee Sembhoo 5pts

I love ginger tea especially when got cold n not enough sleep. It works great

Rajendraprasad Govind
Rajendraprasad Govind 5pts

Try milk with fresh crushed ginger with turmeric and cardamom boiled.Kills all parasites, heals internal injuries and prevents nany diseases

Sue Knapper
Sue Knapper 5pts

In water I use ginger root every day along with lime, lemon & cinnamon

Keith Farris
Keith Farris 5pts

Stop eating ginger and your stomach will stop hurting.

Brenda MacPherson
Brenda MacPherson 5pts

Gave ginger tincture to a friend who had dysentery before they could get to the doctor ... symptoms relieved ... didn't know it could be that effective.