Botanical name: Zingiber Officinale
Widely regarded as the healing spice of Ayurveda, Ginger is a commonly used ingredient in Indian households. It is also known by the name vishwabheshaja. Ginger’s resourcefulness is well described in ancient Ayurvedic texts, international cuisine, and a wide assortment of home remedies.Not only has it been scientifically confirmed to help in digestion, ginger has also exhibited anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant properties.
- Even though its precise botanical roots are unknown, it portrays an indispensable role in the ancient societies of Ayurveda, Unani, and Chinese Medicine.
- Often referred to as a root, ginger is actually a stem that grows underground.
Ginger and Doshas
- Ginger is primarily known for its Vata balancing property and provides great relief in dysmenorrhea.
- Pungent and light, fresh ginger clears away the dank smokes of winter, stimulatingone’s whole system as it alleviates the mood and boosts enthusiasm.
Ginger- Health Benefits
- Chewing some ginger with lemon and black salt may help recover lost appetite.
- Intake of ginger powder may help significantly to reduce menstrual cramps, also called dysmenorrhea.
- Gingerol, the bioactive compound in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections.
- The high anti-inflammatory properties of ginger can ease joint pain to much extent.
- Ginger’s volatile oils possess anti-inflammatory properties similar to those of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which makes it an excellent remedy for flu, headaches, and menstrual discomfort.
- The active compounds in ginger can reduce morning sickness and nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy and after surgery.
Scientific Studies About Ginger
- According to a scientific study Ginger contains a wide range of pungent and biologically active compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone responsible for their therapeutic action.
- Ginger may play a role in weight loss, according to studies conducted in humans and animals.
Dharmsala Teas with Ginger
- Himalayan Ginger Green Tea
- Himalayan Lemongrass Ginger Tea
- Ayurvedic Detox Blend Teabags - Tulsi Ginger Green Tea
- Valley of Herbs Tisane Teabags
- The Yogi Morning Blend
- The Winter Sun Tisane
- The Breathe Better Blend
- The Trikatu Blend
- Seasonal Immunity Blend
- Himalayan Masala Green Tea
- Himalayan Thunderstorm - Masala Tea
- Ayurvedic Morning Blend Green Tea
- Himalayan Rose Green Tea
- Hibiscus Detox Blend