Sunday, 24 February 2013



Ginger:  Add a healthy zing to your day!
It is a well known fact that a majority of Indians prefer home remedies rather than drugs. The use of ginger is prime when it comes to curing common cold and cough.

But there are many reasons why ginger is a remedial herb. some top tips and methods to use ginger for various ailments. Just havea glance to discover how you can use ginger for better health.
Importance of ginger :
 "Ginger is very popularly used in Ayurveda for its benefits in digestion and respiratory disorders. It is a wonderful carminative, ant flatulent, stimulant and expectorant. "Ginger has many useful minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc and few others."

Ginger as an appetizer :

 "When used before meals, ginger improves appetite by igniting jatharagni (digestive fire) due to its hot potency. It also enhances digestion due to its pungent taste and alleviates ama (toxins of indigestion) from the body."

Besides cold, ginger is useful for...

"Fresh juice of ginger is used to cure symptoms of cough and cold. It helps stop watery discharge from nose and help cure headache and fever associated with common cold, if taken in tea or as decoction with basil and honey," 

 Ginger is beneficial for travellers :

"Ginger regulates digestive enzymes and improves assimilation and transportation of nutrients to body tissues. When kept in mouth before travelling it helps combat motion sickness."
Ginger is good for joint pain :
The doctor let's you in on a secret, "Dried ginger or sounth has analgesic and anti inflammatory properties which is used therapeutically to alleviate joint pain and inflammation in arthritis. Other than these situations, ginger is an excellent spice that can be used daily


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