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Summer Special Aam Panna

Aam Panna is an energizing and refreshing cooler made with raw green mangoes that is traditionally served during the summer months when mangoes are in season. This sweet and sour summer drink, also known as Kairi Panha, functions as a digestive and has several health benefits.

Balances Kapha and Pitta Dosha

Prep Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 50 Min
Serves: 5 Persons


  • 2-3 medium green mango (raw)
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Black salt
  • Sugar syrup or jaggery syrup as per taste
  • 15-20 crushed Black peppercorns
  • 25-30 Mint leaves
  • Cold water as needed


  1. Boil or pressure cook the mangoes in 3 glasses of water until tender. Remove the tender mango pulp from the seed and skin once it has cooled.
  2. Grind the pulp to make a smooth paste.
  3. Now take a pan, heat 3/4 cup water & add 1/4 cup sugar/jaggery. Stir in until completely dissolved, then continue to cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the syrup from heat, chill, and store it in the refrigerator.
  5. Add 4 tablespoons mango pulp, 2 tablespoons sugar syrup, 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder, 1/4 teaspoon black salt, a pinch of crushed black peppercorns, and 6 to 7 mint leaves to a blender.
  6. Blend until completely smooth. Blend for a few seconds further after adding 12 cup chilled water.
  7. Pour into a glass and top with crushed ice before serving.

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Ayurvedic Black Bean Soup

This filling, simple, and nutritious black bean soup dish is comforting, filling, and nourishing. It’s vegan, gluten-free, fiber-rich, and made from pantry basics. This soup is ideal for busy weeknights or lunches.

Great for Pitta and Kapha doshas

Prep Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 45 Min
Serves: 4 Persons


  • 3-4 cups of canned black beans
  • 1 ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup diced onions,
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 sliced lime (for garnish)
  • 1 diced avocado (for garnish)


  1. Heat 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and add onions. Reduce heat to low, stir occasionally, and simmer for 4-6 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add garlic Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until garlic is aromatic.
  3. Now add the black beans, cumin, salt, black pepper, and vegetable broth to the pot and mix well.
  4. Bring it to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Once done, you can blend the soup as needed. You add extra water or veggie broth if you prefer a thinner consistency.
  6. Serve with chopped avocado and a squeeze of lime as a garnish. And enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Serve with chips and salsa or any other Mexican-inspired starter with sour cream, lime, and cheese on the side.

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Crispy Apple, Celery, and Walnut Salad

Enjoy the crisp, fresh flavor of this refreshingly easy salad recipe. Filled with apples, crispy celery, sweet raisins, and crispy walnuts, this meal is ideal as a side dish or for a picnic. This is a lighter version of the well-known Waldorf Salad.

Good For Vata Dosha

Prep Time: 20 Min
Total Time: 30Min
Serves: 6 Persons


  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup roasted walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toast chopped walnuts on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil for 5-7 minutes
  2. If the walnuts are aromatic after toasting, then they are done.
  3. Now take a large mixing bowl, and combine all ingredients like raisins, diced apple, celery, and toasted walnuts.
  4. Season with sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice & olive oil.
  5. Mix it well & voila, your crunchy salad is ready to enjoy.


Are you in a rush or don’t want to turn on the oven? Instead of roasting the walnuts, simply chop & toss them in!

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A Complete Guide to Ginger: Benefits, Side-effects & everything else

What is Ginger?


Ginger is an age-old spice counted amongst one of the world’s healthiest (and most used) spices.
It is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family.
Gingerols are active compounds found in ginger, making it an all-rounder spice, adding to many of its health benefits.
Ginger is commonly used in Ayurveda, Chinese, Unani, and Tibetan medicine system to treat ailments like arthritis, indigestion, constipation, ulcer, hypertension, vomiting, diabetes, and cancer.
For thousands of years, people have been using ginger root in various forms like freshly chopped, dried, powdered, and juice for cooking and medicinal purpose due to its high nutritional value.

What is the History of Ginger?

As old as around 2500 years, Ginger is believed to be first found in the southern regions of ancient China from where it expanded to India, Maluku Islands, then the rest of Asia, and West Africa. In the 1st century BC, the ancient Romans traded with India and brought ginger to Europe for the first time. Later, Marco Polo brought spices like ginger, turmeric, etc., to the western world during his travel. India is known to be the world’s largest producer of ginger.

Fun fact: In the Middle ages, a half kilogram of ginger was worth one sheep.


What are the other names of Ginger?

Scientific NameZingiber officinale
Jiang; Sheng jiang (fresh)
HindiAdrak, Adrakh (fresh); Sonth, Saunth (dried)
IndonesianJahé, Aliah, Jae, Lia
JapaneseShōga, Shoga, Jinja; Myōga, Myoga (Zingiber mioga)
KoreanKon-gang, Geon-gang, Jinjeo, Chinjo, Saenggang
TamilIngee, Inji; Sonti (dried)

Where is ginger grown?


Ginger usually grows in warmer parts of Asia, such as China, India, and Japan. Other than Asia, it grows in West Africa, South America, and the Middle East.

India is the world’s largest producer of ginger, responsible for around 34% of total production, followed by Nigeria and China.

Ginger is majorly grown in Indian states. Karnataka, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Gujarat are among the highest producing states, with around 65% of the country’s total production.

Top 5 Ginger- Producing Counties in the World in 2019

RankCountriesGinger Production in 2019 (in tons)
3China (mainland)581,137

How to Grow Ginger

The best climate for Ginger to thrive in is warm, humid climates. Ginger can be grown in both rain-fed and manually watered environments, making it ideal for growing at home.

Here is a step-by-step guide to growing your ginger (in a pot) at home!

Before you plant your Ginger rhizome at home, keep a few things in mind:

Timing: Begin in early spring. Ginger is a tropical plant that cannot withstand ice & harsh cold weather, so ideally, the spring season is considered best to start with.


Choosing Ginger root: Choose plump, wrinkle-free ginger roots with visible eyes (small bud points) at the ends of the root. Eyes that have begun to turn green are preferable but not necessary. Choose organic ginger if possible.

Soil selection: Ginger grows best in soil that is loose, loamy, and high in organic matter. Loamy soils let water drain quickly, which helps minimize waterlogging.

Location: take in mind that Ginger grows well in hot, humid areas. It is advised to select a site with plenty of light, including 2 to 5 hours of direct sunlight, and protected from strong winds.

Step-By-Step Guide

1. Cut small bits, around 3-6 cm root piece (preferably with small bud points) from the fresh ginger root. And place it in the pot once your soil preparation is ready. Ginger takes around 10 months to mature.

2. The ginger plant should be planted in a pot that is at least 15 inches wide and has a variable depth as ginger rhizomes spread horizontally and grow well when given enough space to spread.

3. The ginger plant prefers an open, sunny area. However, if the open space isn’t available, you can place your pot in outside shade or any place with enough sunlight. Try placing your containers accordingly.

4. Use loose, well-drained soil for your pot mix. Add a high-quality potting mix with plenty of additional compost. You can also use organic manures such as bio-compost and vermicompost for better results.

5. The ginger plant demands a lot of water, due to which it must be watered regularly. You should prefer using a Watering Can to water your ginger plant so that the water spreads evenly and there is no water logging in one place, which can lead to rotten roots.

6. The initial harvesting can take anywhere from 5 to 6 months following implantation. Ginger rhizomes should be ready to harvest when the plants reach a height of at least 3-4 feet.

7. For the final harvest, remove the topsoil and uproot the ginger roots using a shovel. Make sure you don’t pull off the entire plant. Break the rhizome in one spot and use the fresh ginger. You can use a small amount of ginger and leave the remainder to grow from time to time.

What does Ginger taste like?

Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a spice that is not only good for health but also great for adding flavor to our dishes. Ginger has a spicy, warm, and peppery taste, making it an excellent ingredient for soups and stews.
The pungent aroma and sharp flavor of Ginger enhance the taste of teas and stir-fries.

Why should I use Ginger?

Ginger has been a part of our kitchen for a long time now; ginger has been an all-rounder spice, whether brewing a hot cup of ginger tea or adding flavor to your curry. But did you know that ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for years other than being a kitchen spice?

You can find mention of ginger in ancient manuscripts from Rome, Greece, China, and many Arab countries. In many Asian medicine systems, Ginger is used to treat stomach problems such as nausea and diarrhea. It is also beneficial in treating muscle, joint discomfort, cold & flu symptoms, stomach pain, menstrual cramps, and skin burns naturally.

Ginger is high in phytochemicals, antioxidants, and other valuable components like vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium.

Gingerol found in ginger contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, which makes ginger great for improving digestion, boosting cognitive function, reducing inflammation, and enhancing immunity.

What are the various ways to use Ginger?​

Ginger is a wonder spice with great taste and numerous health benefits like improving digestion, lowering muscle aches, and helping fight infections. This versatile spice adds zest and flavor to recipes ranging from curries to baked goods to everything else.

Here are different ways to use ginger in your diet:

Ginger Tea

This is the best way to warm up your cold chilly winter nights, and it’s both calming and energizing at the same time. Ginger Tea has been used for ages to soothe irritated stomachs and relieve indigestion.

Take 2 inches of fresh ginger and grind it using a pestle and mortar. Boil 2 cups of water and then add crushed ginger in a saucepan. Boil it for 10-20 minutes to allow the Ginger to infuse properly. Strain the tea, Squeeze 1/2 lemons and add honey when it has cooled down slightly. This Drink does wonders in treating colds, sore throats & boosting your immunity.

Ginger Juice

Begin with 1 cup peeled and coarsely chopped ginger. Add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of chopped ginger to a blender and whirl until smooth.
Add Honey, lemon, table sugar, and blend for another 20-30 seconds on high. Strain the juice in a jar and store it in the refrigerator.

When serving, add ice, fresh mint, and lemon for extra zest!


Ginger Powder Milk

This ginger milk is helpful to those who suffer from constipation, chronic indigestion, cough, and sore throat. It is highly beneficial for people with the Kapha and Vata Doshas.

Add the milk, water, and ginger powder to a saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer until reduced to half. Add Honey/maple syrup; mix well and serve warm.

Ginger Carrot Soup

This warming and cozy soup is perfect for chilly autumn and winter evenings. It is also tridoshic, which is suitable for all dosha types.

Melt the butter in a soup pot. Sauté the onions, salt, and grated ginger for 5-10 minutes until the raw smell goes away. Add the carrots and water, then bring to a simmer—cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Let the soup cool down before blending it into a smooth purée. Heat it again until hot. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.

Ginger Powder

Take ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Ginger Powder, mix it well with honey, and take it with lukewarm milk twice daily to see the best result.


Ginger Tablet

Take 1-2 Ginger tablets twice daily with lukewarm water or milk.

How much Ginger should you consume per day?

Doctors advise consuming ideally not more than 3–4 grams of ginger extract every day. If you’re pregnant, limit yourself to 1 g of ginger extract each day. Ginger is not advised for children under the age of 2.
1 gram of ginger is equal to
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 tsp raw ginger, grated
  • 4 cups water with 1/2 teaspoon shredded ginger simmered

What are the properties of Ginger?

Spices are more than just a way to add flavor and zest to your favorite foods. Many also include significant antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, and ginger is no exception. Ginger is called a “super spice” time and again because it is loaded with antioxidants, antibacterial power, gingerols, and so much more.
Vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B3, B6, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc are commonly found in Ginger.

What is Ginger good for?

Well, are you looking for something to help you with the headache you have been having? Or nausea that has been troubling you?
Then worry no more because ginger is the spice you have been looking for!

This wonder spice has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicinal practices for centuries for a reason. And now Ginger’s numerous health benefits are backed up by scientific studies.

So let’s have a look at what all Ginger is suitable for:

  • Ginger can ease symptoms of motion sickness such as vomiting, dizziness, and cold chills.
  • The key ingredient, gingerols, found in ginger, can help alleviate nausea associated with pregnancy, surgery, and chemotherapy.
  • Regular use of ginger tea promotes heart health and lowers blood pressure.
  • Ginger tea prevents blood clots, relieves heartburn, decreases cholesterol, and enhances blood circulation.
  • Ginger can aid in the management of obesity and obesity-related problems.
  • Regular consumption of ginger lowers blood sugar levels in persons with type 2 diabetes.
  • Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes headaches, menstrual cramps, sore throats, and painful muscles.
  • Ginger can help to boost immunity and reduce stress.

What are the health benefits of Ginger?

Ginger is a great spice to add taste to your favorite cuisine, providing various health advantages. Ginger is high in phytochemicals, antioxidants, and other useful components that improve digestion, boost cognitive function, reduce inflammation, and fight illness. This pungent exotic herb, which belongs to the same botanical family as cardamom and turmeric, has been used in Asian, Indian, and Arabic medicine for thousands of years.

Here are a few of its many benefits:


Improves Your Immune System

Ginger is full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help you boost your immunity. Gingerol, which is the powerhouse of ginger, effectively treats infections and prevents bacterial development, including those found in your gut, mouth, and even your respiratory system. Ginger is also seen to help treat food poisoning, gingivitis, colds, and flu, giving you overall protection and keeping your immunity system strong.

Enhances Brain Function

Many studies have suggested that ginger improves serotonin and dopamine levels, decreasing inflammation and promoting brain function. It is also beneficial in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. A cup of ginger tea can help to improve concentration, focus, and energy.

Reduces Inflammation

One of ginger’s most significant health benefits is that it lowers inflammation, which aids in treating severe or chronic pain. The active component Gingerol is anti-inflammatory in nature, proven beneficial in reducing pain and stiffness in patients suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

According to one study from the University of Miami, ginger extract may be as efficient as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). So, consuming ginger regularly can reduce pain and improve mobility.

Helps to treat Cold and Sore Throats


When winter begins, ginger tea is an excellent choice to warm yourself up. Because of its diaphoretic nature, it induces sweat and can thus be used to treat diseases such as influenza or the common cold. The raw ginger root has potent antiviral properties, which can help you fight infections that can cause sore throats.

You can try hot Ginger tea to ease respiratory problems as well.

Promotes Digestion

Ginger has been used as a carminative (a chemical that aids in removing excess gas from the digestive tract) for centuries. It improves gut health by boosting digestive enzymes and the digestive process, preventing indigestion. Ginger works wonders in acidity and improves gastrointestinal symptoms.

Helpful in Treating Cancer

Ginger is an excellent source of antioxidants that can lower free radicals in the body, a significant cause of cancer. Studies have shown that It protects your cells from DNA alterations and can help prevent cancer cell growth. It has also been proven beneficial for patients who go through radiation and chemotherapy.

Improves Heart Health

Introducing Ginger to your daily diet is a great way to keep your heart health in check. Due to its certain properties, Ginger activates a specific enzyme that helps monitor and control cholesterol levels. If you are suffering from high cholesterol, including fresh or powdered ginger in your diet may help lower your LDL cholesterol levels.

And that’s not it; a study done in 2015 has shown that ginger has potent anti-diabetic effects. In the research, 41 people with type 2 diabetes were given 2 grams of ginger powder per day, which reduced their fasting blood sugar levels by 12%.

Ginger may help minimize artery damage, lower excessive blood pressure, and promote a healthy heart and circulatory system.

Rejuvenates Skin and Hair

Ginger is just not great for your health but also does wonders for your hair and skin in so many ways. It can help reduce the appearance of scars, maintain collagen levels, even out skin tone, stimulate hair growth, fight dandruff-causing germs, and reduce puffiness.
As a result, your skin and hair are healthier and younger-looking. Just add a little ginger to your everyday diet and see your skin glow.

Relieves Menstrual Cramps

A monthly pain routine can be tough on most of you ladies. Still, the good news is that ginger, due to its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects, can help t relieve the discomfort of menstrual cramps. It is typically more effective than over-the-counter medications. One study found that consuming 1 gm of ginger powder every day during the first three days of your period cycle can lessen pain and aid with symptoms such as nausea. So next time you are down with uncomfortable cramps, sip some hot ginger tea or soup to ease the pain.

What are some recipes one can make using ginger?

Ginger has been shown time and again to be a beneficial herb for anything from an upset stomach to colds and flu. Ginger is a perennial herb native to India and China known as Zingiber officinale.
Ginger’s healing properties have been embraced worldwide for centuries due to its remarkable medicinal properties and robust flavor.
Ginger is a versatile yet nutritious herb used in many cuisines to give your food a healthy yet flavourful twist.

Let’s look at some mouth-watering recipes with a hint of ginger. Let’s Dig in!

Ginger ale is a traditional ginger beverage made from carbonated water that has been flavored with ginger. It is one of the favorite summer drinks and the easiest to make. With the goodness of mint, lemon, and ginger combined and topped with soda, this beverage is ideal for house parties. It can be used as the base for various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Moringa (Drumstick/Horseradish) is high in antioxidants and has a wide range of health benefits. This super drink is used in Ayurveda as a remedy to treat inflammation and bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. It also aids in the treatment of stomach issues, headaches, and joint pain. Adding ginger to this aids digestion and relieves cough and cold symptoms.

It is excellent for people with Vata and Kapha dosha types.

Carrot and ginger pickle is a side dish included in Indian meals to aid digestion. It is prepared by fermenting carrots, ginger, and other seasonal vegetables and spices as per choice, and it is beneficial for Vata dosha imbalance. Try this recipe now.

This is a best-of-its-kind ginger carrot and pumpkin soup, perfect for the Winter season. It provides a pleasant and nourishing break from the long winters, with the richness of vitamins A, D, E, and selenium to keep your health right and spirits bright.
Ginger chicken is a great dinner meal that combines stir-fried chicken with various spices and herbs, a tomato-milk sauce, and julienne ginger simmered till thick. It’s a delightful chicken-ginger recipe that is easy to make and is great for last-minute dinner parties.

Ginger cookies are the ideal teatime snack, complementing your cup of evening tea. This cookie recipe is sweet and crispy, packed with ginger and honey, eggless, and cooked to perfection. We are already drooling! BRB.

This delightful and wholesome almond, ginger, and custard apple smoothie will quench your thirst. It is a quick, fresh, and fruity treat that will satisfy your taste senses and is excellent for your health too!

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This therapeutic soup is made with rejuvenating vegetables such as carrot, radish, and celery and fresh herbs such as ginger and lemongrass. It boosts healing, increases appetite, and supports proper digestion to rebuild strength.

What are the side effects of Ginger?

Ginger is not only a delicious ingredient, but it is also a prominent Ayurvedic spice that can aid with a variety of common conditions. It is known for its incredible powers, from flavoring food to cleaning out toxins, which is why chefs and doctors both swear by it. However, As the saying goes, “Too much of anything is never good,” even something natural will eventually bring trouble; the same goes with ginger.
It is essential to keep in mind the daily dosage and a few things; otherwise, it can lead to side effects like
  • Trigger Heartburn: Ginger is a powerful ingredient that, when consumed on an empty stomach, can cause gastric stimulation, resulting in heartburn and an upset stomach
  • Lead to diarrhea: Ginger, according to experts, can cause diarrhea if consumed in large quantities. because it helps to accelerate the passage of food and feces through the intestines and can cause discomfort, which frequently leads to restlessness and weakness
  • Unsafe during pregnancy: Ginger consumption above the recommended limit of 1500 mg per day, according to gynecologists, may raise the chance of miscarriage. Avoid consuming too much ginger during pregnancy or only after consulting with a doctor to be safe.
  • Causes bleeding: Ginger contains salicylates, the chemical found in aspirin that acts as a blood thinner. This can cause problems for people with bleeding disorders if ginger is consumed in a high dosage.
People with heart disease, diabetes, or gallstones should consult their doctor before using ginger supplements. You should also see your doctor about the safety of taking ginger if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or about to have surgery.

To save yourself from these side effects, avoid consuming more than 4 grams of ginger in any form in a day.

How to store ginger/ how to store ginger root?

Don’t you hate it when your groceries go stale and rotten when not stored well? So do we!

Ginger is used in most dishes and is known for its flavor and aroma. It is also believed to have excellent medicinal benefits, but molds can grow on ginger if not stored properly; however, this can be avoided if you follow these tips to store your ginger to increase its shelf.

  • Always wrap the ginger in a paper bag or a paper towel tightly (to avoid any moisture) before placing it in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Keep the freshly peeled ginger in a container with lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Freeze finely chopping ginger in a tray and then store it in an air-tight container. This frozen ginger can be stored for a few months without losing its flavor.
  • Place the entire pieces in a resealable bag, squeeze out all the air, cut the parts as needed, and use it accordingly. This method will keep the ginger fresh for at least a month.

What are the medicinal uses of ginger?

This tropical plant, which belongs to the same botanical family as turmeric and cardamom, has many health benefits like treating nausea and vomiting.
It is also known as Zingiber officinale, a perennial herb native to China and India. For over 4000 years, Ginger has long been valued by Arabic, Indian, and Asians for its plethora of therapeutic characteristics and health advantages, especially in Ayurveda.
A potent, aromatic, gentle, and flavourful herb, ginger is power-packed with Gingerol and zingerone, antioxidants, and antibacterial.

Now the good news is that FDA has added ginger to its list of generally safe foods too, which makes it medically suitable (if taken in the correct quantity) to use as a remedy for medical conditions like:

  • Indigestion
  • Upset Stomach
  • Cold and flu
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Morning sickness

Is it good to eat ginger every day?

Millions of people worldwide swear by ginger’s healing properties, and it can be eaten whole, ground, cooked, or uncooked. Ginger is a spice that has shown properties to be an excellent natural cure for various ailments.
So, what would happen if you started consuming ginger daily? Is it possible to consume too much of it and adversely affect your health?
Well, as it is believed, anything taken up in excess can impact you negatively, even if it is something as good as ginger.
Ideally, it is recommended that you shouldn’t consume more than 3–4 grams of ginger extract each day. And If you’re expecting a child, stick to 1 g of ginger extract every day or consult a doctor before including ginger in your diet.
But if taken in moderation, ginger can do wonders for your health. Ginger has various health benefits like:
  1. Help manage Acid Reflux
  2. Aids in your Weight loss journey
  3. Great remedy for Morning Sickness
  4. Helps you stay Cancer-Free
  5. Improves Digestion
  6. Reduces menstrual pain
  7. Works as an anti-inflammatory
  8. Lowers Risk of Infection

Who should not take ginger?

Ginger, the wonder spice which works as a remedy for so many problems! Ginger can treat everything from stomach issues to colds and chronic coughs. But, ginger has its limitations as well. Its perks may not be for everyone. Yes! This natural remedy can be a health hazard for patients with a specific medical condition.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should stop using ginger right away.

Underweight people:

Ginger is widely known to aid weight loss. It regulates digestive enzymes in the stomach and reduces appetite, resulting in weight loss. But there can have an adverse effect on people who are already underweight.
People with a low BMI can experience appetite loss, hair loss, and vitamin deficiencies. Women may encounter menstruation abnormalities as well. So, if you want to gain weight, reduce ginger in your diet.

People with blood disorders:

Haemophilia is a rare disorder where blood clotting does not take place. Though blood clots might be dangerous in specific situations, they are necessary for proper body functioning. A loss of clotting capacity might result in significant bleeding due to a minor cut or injury, which can cause serious ill effects for the person suffering from this disorder.

Whereas ginger is advised to improve blood circulation in the body, patients with Haemophilia may experience significant bleeding because of enhanced blood circulation.


Though ginger can help pregnant women lessen morning sickness and weakness during the first few weeks, it is strictly advised to avoid the intake of ginger in any form throughout the third trimester. Taking ginger during the later trimesters of pregnancy can cause premature contractions and labor.

People on certain medications:

Ginger is a no-no for persons on diabetes and high blood pressure medications. When combined with ginger, drugs such as beta-blockers, anticoagulants, and insulin can be extremely dangerous.

Does Ginger cause hair loss?

Did you know that other than adding a spicy-sweet flavor to your food, ginger can also help with hair growth? It has been long embraced in Ayurvedic medicine for its numerous health advantages.
This natural super herb has all the necessary nutrients to encourage hair growth. It is excellent for hair growth as it contains Gingerol, an active component and antioxidant found in ginger, which helps relax blood vessels and increases blood circulation. This improves circulation in hair follicles, resulting in faster hair growth.
It also contains antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial qualities that aid in treating dandruff.

Is Ginger good for blood pressure?

Ginger has been shown to have broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory effects. It also contains various potent antioxidants, including gingerols, shogaols, and zingerones.

Ginger can aid in the reduction of high blood pressure by avoiding the formation of blood clots in your arteries and blood vessels. Blood clots can block or prevent blood from passing through your circulatory system, leading to high blood pressure.

Due to its blood-thinning properties, Ginger can reduce the formation of blood clots, thus lowering blood pressure; it may also be beneficial in preventing heart disorders such as heart attacks and strokes.

Is Ginger good for cough?

Are you tired of coughing and pain caused by sore throat and flu? Then ginger is your natural solution to all your woes. Ginger is a spicy, aromatic spice used in cooking and as medicine for the treatment of sore throats, and this is one medical use of ginger that both scientific research and traditional practices have backed.
Ginger can help with sore throats in various ways. As an anti-inflammatory, it can provide pain relief and increase immunity, which aids in the fight against bacterial infections that triggers sore throats.

A cup of hot ginger tea is an age-old natural remedy used for colds, flu, and coughs. Its key ingredient, gingerol, helps strengthen your immune system and provides immediate comfort.

A 2013 study found that fresh ginger showed antiviral benefits, which were useful in treating respiratory illnesses.
So next time you suffer from a sore throat, sip on some hot ginger tea or chew on some raw ginger pieces to get instant relief.

How does Ginger clear your lungs?

Ginger is expectorant (a chemical agent that aids in mucous removal) by nature, making it an organic decongestant. Ginger’s antiviral and antibacterial qualities can help relieve chest congestion by drying out extra mucus and promoting its removal.
Ginger, one of the most commonly used home remedies for cough and cold, is recognized for its anti-inflammatory characteristics, which aid in removing toxins from the respiratory tract and clearing your lungs.

It is high in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene, and zinc, adding extra strength to the body. According to some research, some ginger extracts are also known to kill lung cancer cells.

So Drinking ginger tea a few times a day can aid in the removal of excess mucus.

Is ginger good for acid reflux?

If you suffer from acid reflux, you’ve definitely tried a variety of remedies to find relief. While over-the-counter drugs and lifestyle changes can be beneficial, but if you are looking for some natural, then ginger is your thing!
Ginger is a crucial part of the Ayurvedic medicine system. Ginger is used as an anti-inflammatory if taken in small amounts. However, if you take too much, your symptoms may aggravate.
It contains phenolic components known to soothe gastrointestinal discomfort and reduce stomach cramps. It is also Carminative in nature, which means it can reduce bloating.
This means that ginger can help you lower the chances of getting acid reflux and heartburn if consumed on a day-to-day basis (in any form).

There is no doubting that ginger has been used to treat digestive issues worldwide for decades. Ginger can also help:

  • To increase food absorption
  • Regulate the flow of digestive juices in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract.
  • Eliminate any extra stomach acid.

So, next time you suffer from acid reflux, try these to help soothe your symptoms.

  • While cooking, use grated or diced ginger.
  • To prepare ginger tea, soak a few slices of sliced ginger in hot water.
  • Grate some fresh raw ginger and eat one spoonful of the pulp right after your meal.
  • You can also take ginger in the form of powder, pills, or oil supplements to help with acid reflux.

Is ginger good for diarrhea?

Pure ginger is high in phytochemicals, which are beneficial plant components that make it a good home treatment for diarrhea, nausea, and stomach aches. It’s a natural source of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-ulcer properties.

In a 2007 animal study, ginger was proven to be an effective treatment for E. coli bacteria that causes diarrhea. Ginger works by preventing fluid from collecting in the intestines and blocking the harmful bacteria that cause diarrhea.

In a 2007 animal study, ginger was proven to be an effective treatment for E. coli bacteria that causes diarrhea. Ginger works by preventing fluid from collecting in the intestines and blocking the harmful bacteria that cause diarrhea.

But it is vital to keep the dosage in mind as too much ginger intake can have an adverse impact because ginger speeds up the movement of food and feces through the intestines; it’s simple to see how consuming too much ginger could result in diarrhea. Diarrhea can occur when stool passes through the gastrointestinal tract too quickly. So, make sure you consume ginger in the ideal dosage to gain its benefits.

Can ginger help in weight loss?

Ginger has traditionally been used to treat colds and sore throats, but did you know it can also help you shed that belly fat too?
After examining over 60 studies on ginger’s ability to promote weight loss, experts concluded that ginger had anti-obesity properties. Ginger’s properties also reduce your chance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major risk factors for metabolic disease.

Ginger is not only an excellent flavor enhancer, but it is also a fantastic alternative for weight loss. When it comes to weight loss, ginger unquestionably outperforms practically every other fancy superfood.

So, what is the answer to the above question?
Well, the answer is Yes! Ginger can help with weight loss. The study shows “some strong data to support the effectiveness of ginger in weight control.” Ginger impacts how your body burns fat, digests carbohydrates, and manages insulin. Ginger, according to scientists, ginger aids in:
  • Managing your appetite: If you take ginger daily, it will help you absorb nutrients more effectively and release energy to its maximum potential. Then you won’t feel tempted to binge on that extra cookie.
  • Has anti-obesity effects: Gingerol is the main component present in ginger that promotes weight loss. Gingerol quickens food digestion and improves our metabolic rate.
  • Helps in cell recovery: Antioxidants are essential for weight loss because they assist in managing free radicals that harm cells in your body that are responsible for digesting and other essential metabolic functions. Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory effects help prevent indigestion, bloating, and other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Alleviating your blood sugar levels: Gingerol regulates blood sugar levels and ensures that glucose is appropriately produced, which makes it an excellent remedy for individuals who suffer from diabetes

Will ginger break a fast?

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a simple and effective approach to burn fat and lose weight.
It’s crucial to maintain your calorie intake as low as possible or nearly to zero during your fasting phase.
Because ginger contains calories, it technically breaks intermittent fasting. Ginger root contains 80 calories per 100 gm.

However, ginger’s calorie content depends on preparation and how it is eaten. If the quantity is small, it is unlikely to affect your weight loss goals while using intermittent fasting.

What does ginger and garlic do to the body?

Ginger and Garlic are the ‘super duo’ of Ayurveda. Not only do these two spices provide fantastic flavor and aroma to a variety of cuisines, but they may also be used as great health boosters or as quick remedies for several ailments.

Decades of scientific research have proven that these well-known herbs have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, making them great natural boosters.


Health benefits of Garlic

1. High in antioxidants

Garlic is loaded with antioxidants! Antioxidants help you protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Eating foods rich in antioxidants may help fight against adverse effects on the body caused by the free radicals.

2. low-calorie health punch

Garlic is a delicious way to increase nutritional value without sacrificing much of your daily calories. One clove of garlic contains a lot of B6, fiber, and selenium, which can also help you maintain blood pressure, cholesterol, and bone health.

3. All-Rounder spice

Garlic has been used to treat many illnesses in ancient times, including colds, respiratory issues, poor digestion, tuberculosis, diabetes, fevers, and even dysentery. Even though modern medicine has provided us with highly effective solutions for many of these illnesses, garlic remains an all-rounder spice with multiple health benefits for many health-conscious people who prefer natural remedies over modern medicine.

Health Benefits of Ginger

1. Anti-toxic in nature

According to Ayurvedic tradition, Ginger is considered to warm the body and aid in the breakdown of toxins in the tissues, especially the lungs and sinuses.

2. Soothe sore muscles

When it comes to soreness, ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties can be really effective. in recent research, Ginger has been found to help with muscle soreness. Take a bath with ginger and Epsom salts to allow yourself to relax a little.

3. Soothe upset stomach

Ginger has long been recognized as a natural cure for upset stomachs, particularly among pregnant women experiencing morning sickness. When you’re feeling a little uneasy, ginger candies, natural ginger ale, and ginger tea are easy ways to get some ginger into your system.

Where to buy Ginger?


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Why ginger is blue inside?

When ginger is stored in a cold climate for a long period of time, it loses its acidity, causing some of its *anthocyanin pigments to turn blue-grayish. It is still safe to eat, while its flavor can be slightly weaker, but you won’t notice it when using it in a recipe.
*Anthocyanins, a type of plant pigment in the flavonoid family that gives fruits like blood orange and vegetables like red cabbage their brilliant hues, are also responsible for the bluish tint in some ginger
(*Anthocyanins are colored water-soluble pigments belonging to the phenolic group.)

Are ginger shots good for you?

Do you enjoy ginger? Do you enjoy taking shots? Well, then the ginger shot is your thing!

These shots are zesty, and healthy mini doses are packed with excellent health benefits. They’re a great way to start your day. But your body goes through a lot every day, and we all have now learned the value of a healthy immune system.

Ginger has been proven to boost our immune system, strengthen other body systems, energize us, and even protect us from diseases.

Ginger shots are tiny doses of highly flavored raw ginger juice produced from fresh ginger root and other ingredients.

Some health benefits of Ginger shots are:

  1. Treat Nausea and morning sickness
  2. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  3. Aid In arthritis
  4. Minimizes Sugar Levels & risk of heart disease
  5. Boost weight loss
  6. Reduces Menstruation pain

How to make ginger tea?

Ginger tea is a caffeine-free, warming, energizing alternative to black tea or coffee with various health advantages. Ginger is an ancient herb that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history, especially for indigestion, nausea, and motion sickness.
Many individuals drink ginger tea to relieve a sore throat, cough, and other cold symptoms.
Here is Step-by-Step Guide on how to make Ginger Tea:
  1. Take one 1-inch of ginger root piece for one cup of tea
  2. Thoroughly wash the ginger root to remove any dirt.
  3. Thinly slice your fresh ginger root, or you can also grind it using a pestle and mortar.
  4. Take a saucepan, then add the chopped or ground ginger and freshwater (*use one cup of water per serving).
  5. Let the mixture to a boil over high heat for 5-8 minutes to allow the Ginger to infuse properly
  6. Reduce the heat to medium or low as needed to maintain a gentle simmer
  7. Simmer for five more minutes.
  8. Strain the tea, Squeeze 1/2 lemons and add honey to add extra zing! Or you can enjoy plain classic ginger tea with little sugar/honey.

Go on and sip this hot, flavourful ginger tea in the morning or at night after dinner.

Sesame Chutney

This Sesame chutney recipe is high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber & is extremely helpful to persons with neurological and degenerative diseases. It is beneficial to the heart, increases blood circulation throughout the body, & works wonders for the hair and skin.

Good For Vata Dosha

Prep Time: 5 Min
Total Time: 15 Min



  1. Roast the black sesame in a pan over low heat. Set it aside to cool.
  2. Lightly roast the peanuts and allow them to cool.
  3. Now combine all of the remaining ingredients in a blender and grind until smooth.
  4. Add water if needed and give it a final grind.
  5. Pour it into a bowl. And enjoy!

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe