Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a perennial that thrives in hot, humid, sub-tropical climates in many parts of the world. It is also known as the universal medicine benefiting everybody and all diseases.

Benefits of Ginger: Indigestion, arthritis, fights cancer, improves metabolism, fever, constipation, improves immune system, sore throat, laryngitis, TB, nausea, liver diseases, skin diseases, cholesterol, tumors, migraine, nervous disorders, infections.

Action: Analgesic, antiemetic, aromatic, aphrodisiac, carminative,diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, nervine,sialagogue, stimulant.

Scientific name: Zingiber officinale

Useful part: Rhizome

Dosage: Fresh: 1.5–5g per day or 2–10ml per day

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Pungent, sweet

Vırya(energy): Heating

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Fresh: unctuousand heavy; dry: dry, light and penetrating

Dosa effect VK−, P+

Dhatu (tissue): All tissues

Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, circulatory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Fresh rhizome—Aardraka, Aadrikaa, Shrngibera, shrngavera, Katubhadra. Dried rhizome—Shunthi,Naagara, Naagaraa, Naagaraka, Aushadha, Mahaushadha, Vishvaa, Vishvabheshaja, Vishvaaushadha.

English: Ginger