Ginger is packed with many active compounds, including gingerols, zingibain, bisabolenel, oleoresins, zingiberole, just to list a few. Itís many proven uses: naturally treat nausea from morning sickness, treat nausea related to motion sickness (found to be more effective than Dramamine, without the side-effects), anti-inflammatory properties help ease muscle and joint pain. It also has a diaphoretic property (causes sweating) and so is used to cleanse and detoxify the body, stimulate circulation, and ease bronchitis and congestion.
Dosha Ė Vata, Kapha
Used in cooking vegetables, bean/lentil, rice, chicken/fish curries, and bread. Add to salad and yogurt.
Also used in desserts and teas.
*The above does not offer medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any health-related or medicinal uses of the above spice.