Know these amazing health benefits of dried ginger

Dried ginger powder
Dried ginger powder. Photo: iStock/ajaykampani

The incredible medicinal properties of ginger are quite well known. The aromatic is widely used to ease gastric troubles and enhance digestion. Meanwhile, dried ginger is an essential ingredient in many Ayurvedic concoctions. Ginger, whose scientific name is Zingiber Officinale, grows under soil. Consuming it can stimulate gut health. Besides, ginger is an effective remedy for fever, cough and common cold.

Interestingly, ginger is widely used in the production of modern Ayurvedic medicine too. Vilwadi pills is mixed in ginger essence to prepare the medicine for indigestion. Dried ginger paste mixed in buttermilk is an excellent home remedy for diarrhoea. Meanwhile, consuming dried ginger powder (chukku) mixed in honey in intervals would ease hiccups.

Fresh ginger. Photo: iStock/Grafvision

Consuming dried ginger powder with jaggery before every meal consistently for some time would improve digestion. Water boiled with dried ginger and coriander seeds is a favourite thirst quencher of Keralites. Having dried ginger and cumin powder mixed with sugar would help ease dry cough. Dried ginger is often added in medicinal preparations to increase its assimilation into the body. Dried ginger could be added in food items too for making it healthy for gut and also to add flavour. It is an unavoidable ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine as dried ginger regulates metabolism by improving digestion.  

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