Ayurveda attributes much of the disorders in the human body to the accumulation of toxins or ama. This accumulation is caused due to two things – improper digestion, irregular elimination of wastes. The ‘wonder root’ ginger has many properties that aids digestion and detoxifies our body.
Benefits of Ginger:
- Aids good digestion
- Eliminates toxins in body
- Has blood-thinning property (like aspirin) which inhibits clotting in bloodstream – clears ‘micro-circulatory channels’ of the body
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Reduces Migraine
- Helps in Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting.
- Helps with stomach cramps
- Clears up congestion in nose & throat.
- Its alkaline property slows down cancer cells.
- Strengthens immunity
- It improves the assimilation /absorption of nutrients in body
- It whets the hunger when taken before the meal.
- Has pro-analgesic effect relieves joint pains and inflammation.
Today, we consume more of acidic natured food such as grains, meats, dairy products, fish, fast and processed foods. The body needs alkaline minerals like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the bloodstream to bring back the pH balance. When there is no alkaline forming foods in our diet, then our body takes from bones, teeth, etc. Ginger has a rich alkaline property which saves you from many infections and ailments and strengthens your immune system.
Its heating properties can pacify Vata imbalance. It can restore the digestive fire and increase the metabolism. Those with Pitta qualities can take it before the morning meal. Ginger is called Vishabhesaj in Ayurveda which means “universal medicine.” It can be taken either raw or in the form of tea. It can also be sauted in ghee and taken with cooked foods. It is one of the essential components in Ayurvedic medicine.
Take your first step in incorporating the Ayurvedic superfoods and feel the change. Start incorporating ginger in your daily diet and reap its benefits.