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Botanical name: Zingiber Officinale

Ginger– Summary

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.

About Ginger

  • 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


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