Updated: Jan 12
Ginger is a staple medicine in Ayurveda, used in multiple contexts, and for the healing of many diseases. Ginger balances the Vata and Kapha doshas predominately, nourishing all tissues with its warming and stimulating nature. Ginger eliminates toxins effectively and is a rejuvenative for the body/mind system as a whole.
Ginger can be taken as a dry powder which is light, hot and potent in nature. In this form, ginger particularly benefits symptoms of cold/flu - induces a sweat to eliminate toxins and dries excess mucous or congestion from the body. Ginger powder is also highly effective in clearing the damp, cold, fluid-based toxin accumulations in arthritis. The powder is used in many Ayurvedic formulations to help treat arthritis in its numerous forms. Dry ginger powder is also known in Ayurveda to assist cardiac disorders that present with symptoms of poor circulation.
Fresh ginger used in a tea, can aid in reducing symptoms of menstrual cramps while nourishing the whole shukra dhatu (reproductive tissue). Fresh ginger is also an all-round digestive aid, beneficial when used in cooking to ignite the Agni or digestive fire.
To summarise, both dry and fresh ginger can assist in treating cold/flu, a chesty cough, mucous and congestion, slow or low appetite, nausea of all kinds, and poor circulation.
Ginger can be used in your regular diet as a preventative medicinal support and digestive aid. However, it is highly recommended that you seek the guidance of your Ayurvedic Practitioner before commencing a regular intake to ensure best practice. Please contact us here if you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment.
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