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.
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.
Chew a slice of ginger with Himalayan salt.
Chew a few pieces of fresh ginger throughout the day.
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
Consultant advisor for the development of Oneworld Ayurveda and visiting physician
Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a Ph.D. 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.