February 22, 2012
Ginger. This herb is used fresh and dried. Both forms of the herb are aromatic and pungent. Ginger is a stimulant and a carminative. Fresh ginger contains more water and is milder; the powdered form is stronger and has more penetrating action. Fresh ginger tea is good for data and pitta people. Dry ginger, being highly concentrated and strong, is good for kapha people. Ginger causes sweating, enkindles agni, neutralizes toxins and helps digestion, absorption and assimilation of food. Ginger alleviates inflammation of the throat, the common cold, congestion and sinus problems. A tea of ginger powder mixed with hot water may be taken with honey. Grated ginger with a little garlic can be eaten to conteract low agni. This concoction will enkindle agni so that the appetite returns. A pinchful of salt added to one-half teaspoon of grated fresh ginger also acts as an excellent appetizer. Ginger is also the best domestic remedy for kapha related problems such as cough, runny nose, congestion and throat congestion. To alleviate headaches, prepare a paste of one-half teaspoonful of finger powder mixed with water and heated and then apply to forehead. This paste will create a slight burning sensation but will not burn the skin and it will relieve headaches. Ginger may also be used as a spice in cooking. It is especially helpful in cold weather. Ginger makes food lighter and easier to digest. It will aid in cleansing the intestines and will promote healthy bowel movements. Ginger also may be applied externally to painful joints and muscles. It helps the circulation and relieves pain by causing stagnant energy to be released. For body aches, a ginger bath is recommended. Grated ginger is placed in a piece of cloth and tied to the hot water tap so that the hot water flows through the ginger. The ginger water relieves pain and has refreshing and relaxing effect.So, in short....get a little ginger in everyday and you're body will thank you for it.
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