A hot, fragrant spice made from the root of a plant, which may be chopped or powdered for cooking, preserved in syrup, or candied. light reddish-yellow or orange-brown colour.

Ginger is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium and beta-carotene.

Prevents Cold and Flu

A few slices of raw ginger root in some boiling water may help soothe a cough or a sore throat, but it will also ward off the feelings of nausea if you also gargle and drink the water.

  • Eat raw ginger or drink ginger tea several times a day. For enhance the effectiveness of ginger tea, add a lemon juice and honey to it.
  • You can also make a paste of ginger, cloves and salt and eat one-half teaspoon of it two times a day.
  • For a runny nose, mix equal amounts of dry ginger powder, clarified butter (ghee) and jaggery (gur), a natural sweetener.
  • Consume this mixture daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

Food Poisoning and upset stomach

  • One should have a slice of Ginger after meal as it will prevent gas and bloating.
  • Ginger will also help to stop food poisoning if having after meal.

Joint Pain

Ginger has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Just add turmeric with warm ginger paste and apply it to the affected area twice a day to get relief.


Drinking Ginger tea mixed with basil leaf will not only lessen the pain but also stop dizziness and nausea.


Ginger has high content of potassium and manganese which act as a protection to the heart, blood vessels and urinary passages if added in daily meal.
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