Winters bring along the desire to introduce the flavor of Ginger to our food. In some houses, Ginger becomes an important and inseparable ingredient of the kitchen in this season. Ginger is available in both wet and dry form.
Indian kitchens use both, the wet ginger (adrak) and dried ginger (sonth) in routine. Apart from its taste value, ginger has amazing therapeutic properties as well. It promotes appetite and enhances digestion, relieves pain, removes systemic toxins, relieves constipation etc.
Health Benefits of Ginger/ Sonth:
Out of various uses of ginger, a few have been mentioned below:
Digestion and Weight Loss
Ginger aids digestive fire which in turn sharpens the appetite. This in turn helps in clearing the accumulated toxins in the system by digesting them. As a result you enjoy stronger digestion along with weight loss in a healthier manner.
Its combination with black pepper (kalimirch) and long pepper (peepal) is termed as Trikatu which is very effective in indigestion, flatulence, stomachache etc.
It comes with warming and stimulating properties which are helpful in treating common health ailments. It works well in conditions like cholesterol, fevers etc. which are a resultant of toxin-accumulation.
Addition to Teas and Milk
Its lavish use in teas is very common because it’s wonderful aroma and flavor. Also, it makes tea easily digestible. If added to warm milk then it helps in clearing cough and cold and other respiratory conditions.
Effective in Joint Pains
Prepare and consume a decoction of ginger for treating varied joint pains.
Ingredient to Sweet Delicacies
Sonth is used in various Indian sweet delicacies like laddus and other traditional preparations because of its property to digest the heavy to digest sumptuous sweets.
Combined with other herbal powders and drugs, sonth is very effective in promoting stamina.
You can buy your pack of Sonth or Ginger from Gyan Herbal Home and use it in winters to stay fit and healthy.