Ginger and Ayurveda

This time we are going to share some simple Ayurvedic tips using ginger. Ginger has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties as well as helps your digestion.

Arthritis treatment
Consume 2-3 slices of peeled fresh ginger with each meal.

Treating cough with phlegm
Mix 1 teaspoon of dry ginger with half a teaspoon of black pepper powder and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Drink.

Improving digestion and relieving cold
Add grated ginger into a cup of boiling water. Allow the grated ginger to soak for three minutes. Then add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink.

Fighting indigestion
Chew a slice of ginger with Himalayan salt.

Nausea prevention
Chew a few pieces of fresh ginger throughout the day.

Relieving headache
Add 1 teaspoon of dry ginger powder to a cup of boiling water. Inhale the vapor.

Relieving sore throat
Mix 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger juice and half a teaspoon of salt into a glass of boiling water. Gargle using this water.

Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD

Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.

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