“Ginger” is a very familiar word. Mostly everybody knows it. It is used in cooking for its spicy taste and flavor.
Did you know ginger is known in Ayurveda as “Vishwa-Aushadh” or “Universal medicine” because of its amazing healing benefits !!! “ Ayurveda” is a natural system of medicine. It is an ancient system of medicine more than 5000 years old. Ayurveda believes the fire is the most important element in the body. Once the fire is imbalanced it affects and creates an imbalance of tridosha (the three doshas) and then people start to get sick after.
Ginger is referred to in Ayurveda as “Aardrakam” or “Shunthi” in Sanskrit. It is pungent (spicy), while at the same time sweet and warming. Ginger is rich with fire elements and regular practice of ginger will enhance heat and improve digestive fire. Because of its amazing healing properties and qualities, it makes ginger very useful for treating Vata and Kapha imbalances, such as digestive issues, as it improves all three phases of gastrointestinal functions (digestion, absorption, and elimination). It’s the perfect antidote for chill and dampness.
Ginger Tea : ¼ tsp ginger powder, ½ tsp lemon juice, 1 cup hot water, ½ tsp jaggery, pinch of salt, then mix well and enjoy it any time when you wish for something that is hot, spicy and sweet all at the same time.
Ginger balls: Take 25 grams of ginger powder, then add 15 grams of ghee, add 25 grams of jaggery, mix well and divide in 20 parts. Roll each part and make a ball. Take one ball everyday first in the morning with an empty stomach in order to keep away the chills and colds in winter.